Gerri Mason Hall smiles while wearing suit

Gerri Mason Hall, Sodexo’s senior vice president and chief human resources officer for North America, made Savoy Magazine’s list of the most influential women in corporate America for 2019.

Savoy Magazine’s “Most Influential Women in Corporate America” feature is a listing of African American women impacting corporate America.

“I am honored to be recognized by Savoy Magazine,” says Hall. “Not only am I honored to be listed among some of corporate America’s most powerful women leaders, but I am proud to represent Sodexo as a company that invests and propels both African American and female talent.”

Hall has worked in both the public and private sectors, now as a leader on Sodexo’s global human resources team and also as a director on the board of the United Negro College Fund. She is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion in the workplace and works to encourage a greater understanding of the benefits of holding many perspectives and how we all do better when we feel valued and supported. Hall is also committed to hunger relief and chairs the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, which has awarded $25 million in grants to end childhood hunger.

 Selection of the most influential women in corporate America begins by examining the landscape of spheres of influence impacting Savoy Magazine’s readership including: corporate sector influence, scholastic achievement, career growth, community outreach and recognition. The information received from over 500 prospective candidates in diverse fields was pre-screened by the selection committee. The selection committee includes the Savoy Magazine editorial board and community leaders with representatives from the academic and business arenas. The committee reviewed information on executives in human resources, information, real estate, finance, investment banking, diversity, foundations, procurement, business development, marketing, sales, health care, manufacturing and legal. After reviewing all of the profiles, the field of candidates was narrowed to the 2019 listing based upon their exemplary record of accomplishments and influence while working to better their community and inspire others.