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Damian Monticello

Director, Enterprise Hospitality and Event Services
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Damian Monticello is the director, enterprise hospitality and event services at GuideWell.  In his role, Damian is responsible for serving the workplace hospitality needs of more than 15,000 employees throughout the GuideWell family of companies through their full-service (CaféFresh) and limited service (PERKS) concepts.   Additionally, he is responsible for, The Conference Center at GuideWell, corporate travel, employee fitness centers, the GuideWell Athletic Complex, and the GuideWell Innovation Center, a health focused co-working environment and meeting venue.    

Prior to his now two-decade career with GuideWell, Damian worked in both restaurants and hotels, having held foodservice management positions with the likes of Roadhouse Grill, The American Café, and The Ritz-Carlton. 

With a degree in Advertising, Damian is also an accredited Foodservice Management Professional (FMP), a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), and a Global Travel Professional (GTP).  Damian is a past Chair of the IFMA Business and Industry Foodservice Leadership Council, a Past-President of the Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management (SHFM), and the recipient of the 2024 IFMA Silver Plate Award for the Business and Industry segment.  

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