As CEO of Sodexo Benefits and Rewards Services/Inspirus in North America, Mia Mends leads the strategic evolution and growth of the business. She is a member of Sodexo's North America Regional Leadership Committee. Mends joined Sodexo benefits and rewards in 2012 in the newly created position of vice president, sales for the Americas Region in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where she oversaw sales processes and the strategic growth of Sodexo´s products and services through diversified distribution channels in eight countries in Latin America. She previously served as general manager of the prepaid debit card division of Noventis, where she had P&L and general management responsibility. Mends founded the nonprofit organization Seven Sisters to Sisters and serves on the boards of Girls Inc. of Greater Houston and the EMERGE Fellows program. She also serves on the Business Leadership Council at Wellesley College.