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Scott Shontz Named Vice President of Development, 
ARAMARK Harrison Lodging


Philadelphia, Pa. — January 23, 2006 — ARAMARK Harrison Lodging has promoted Scott Shontz to the position of vice president of development. 

In his new role, Shontz will be responsible for designing a cohesive strategy to attract new business and maintain existing business for the newly combined parks and resorts and conference center portfolio of ARAMARK Harrison Lodging.  

“Scott is uniquely positioned for his new role based on his extensive financial and operational experience,” said Bruce Fears, president, ARAMARK Harrison Lodging.  “I am confident he will help further define our development strategy and approach to ensure we continue to grow the business and to deliver a unique learning environment for our partners.”

Shontz has more than 16 years of tenure with ARAMARK Corporation, during which he has held a variety of leadership roles in both finance and operations.  Prior to serving in the CFO capacity, Shontz was a regional vice president with ARAMARK Harrison Lodging.  

“Through his years in corporate auditing and most recently, his service as CFO of ARAMARK Harrison Lodging, Shontz has consistently demonstrated the financial acumen and strategic vision that is pivotal to evaluating new business opportunities in our current environment,” said Fears.

Shontz earned his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Scranton in Scranton, Pa.  Presently, he resides in New Jersey with his family.

About ARAMARK Harrison Lodging 
ARAMARK Harrison Lodging, a division of ARAMARK Corporation, provides a wide range of managed services, including meeting and recreational support services to conference and corporate training centers, specialty hotels, national and state parks, resorts and other tourist destinations throughout the United States.  ARAMARK Harrison Lodging is a single source provider for educational environments, event and meeting planning, premium dining needs and catering, on-site restaurants, retail merchandise sales and facilities management.

ARAMARK Corporation is a world leader in providing award-winning food and facilities management services to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and corporations, as well as providing uniform and career apparel.  ARAMARK was ranked number one in its industry in the 2005 FORTUNE 500 survey and was also named one of "America's Most Admired Companies" by FORTUNE magazine in 2005, consistently ranking since 1998 as one of the top three most admired companies in its industry as evaluated by peers. Headquartered in Philadelphia, ARAMARK has approximately 240,000 employees serving clients in 19 countries. Learn more at the company's Web site,


Lisa Epstein
Allison & Partners
Phone:  619-533-7973


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