Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May 11, 2021

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month honors and celebrates Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental in its future success. Throughout the month of May, we’ll spotlight Associates from across our business who are having a positive impact on Compass Group and the communities we serve. I am incredibly grateful to all of our Associates and especially proud of the Associates featured here. This month and every month, it’s important to remember that kindness and respect for one another should always be our North Star!

Cindy Noble,
Chief People Officer




Chase Sobelman started her career with Compass in 2001, opening the Executive Dining Club at Revlon in New York. She left the company for several years and was happy to return in 2019 as a chef with Chartwells K12. The mother of three shares how her heritage influences her cooking and how she uses food to keep her and her family connected to their culture. Read her story.



Akanksha Aga is celebrating 20 years in the U.S this year. Born and raised in India, she came to the U.S as a student and has been with Compass Group since 2016. Read her story to learn how Akanksha is embracing her past to empower others to embrace their authentic self.



Dwight Penney, Executive Pastry Chef with Bon Appetit Management Company, is passionate about life and keeping his heritage alive through the dishes he prepares and the stories he tells his kids. Read his story to learn why Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month is so important to him.



Hennita Pandean has been with Compass Group for 2 ½ years. She began working with Eversource in the mail room and is excited to continue to grow. Hennita, who graduated from Sam Houston State University with a degree in Geology, is proud of her heritage and shares that learning from one another is how we can better appreciate differences. Read her story.