2015 Compass Night of Stars

November 14, 2015


In its eighteenth year, Compass Group’s annual Compass Night of Stars celebration recognizes the extraordinary achievements of our top performers across our sectors. With attendees spanning the US and Canada and industries ranging from schools and corporations to stadiums and hospitals, our Compass Group family comes together each year to celebrate the best of the best of our associates with the experience of a lifetime.

With prior celebrations across the country, the 2015 Compass Night of Stars returned to Orlando, FL. Each winner received an all-expenses paid trip and were welcomed with an opening reception at Levy Restaurant’s Fulton’s Crab House in Disney Springs. The following day, winners had the opportunity to enjoy a multitude of activities which include exploring a Universal theme park before the awards banquet at Universal’s Hard Rock Live.

The main event, hosted by Compass executives Andy Lansing, President & CEO Levy Restaurants, and Amy Knepp, Executive Vice President Strategic Alliance Group, featured award segments for each of our 100 honorees including photo and video tributes as well as the presentation of crystal awards before their colleagues and leadership teams.

“Compass Night of Stars is an opportunity to honor our outstanding associates across North America and recognize their contribution to the Compass family,” says Chief People Officer Gary Snyder. “Their commitment and dedication continue to position us as the industry leader.”


In addition to honoring our associates, we showcased the great talent our people have outside the workplace. Three Compass associates performed musical numbers throughout the awards ceremony. Nick Yaquinto from Levy Restaurants performed an acoustic version of Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire,” Carey Durham from Compass Group Corporate fiddled Charlie Daniels’ “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” and Erika Ruiz from Eurest Services sang Dolly Parton’s “Jolene.”

Recognition is an integral part of our culture, with our Be-A-Star program reaching all Compass Group sectors. Be-A-Star recognizes associates and teams for achieving business excellence through accomplishing key “star” objectives throughout the year. Those teams and associates who go above and beyond are invited to the annual celebration.

Congratulations to our associates and thank you for your dedication!

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