FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Oct. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cumberland Farms, a leading gasoline, coffee, and convenience retailer, today announced that Ari Haseotes, the company's President and Chief Executive Officer, has been selected by the Obama administration to represent the company at the upcoming White House Summit on Worker Voice. Haseotes will participate in a panel discussion entitled "High Road Employer Strategies: Win/Win Solutions" as part of the daylong event on Wednesday, October 7th.
According to Cecilia Munoz, assistant to President Obama and director of the U.S. Domestic Policy Council, the administration was specifically seeking participation from "an employer who has taken great lengths to listen to their employees and learn what really matters to them." The panel will bring together private sector leaders who share the commitment to making their workplaces more fair, productive and prosperous.
"This special honor really reflects the work of the entire team at Cumberland Farms and their ongoing commitment to making our company a great place to work," said Haseotes. "We are so incredibly proud and honored that our efforts and our values are being recognized by the White House, and I'm looking forward to sharing our perspectives at Wednesday's event."
The White House invitation marks the latest in a string of high-profile recognitions for Cumberland Farms since Haseotes took the helm in 2008. Most prominently, the family-owned convenience store chain hasbeenwidelypraised for its approach to healthcare, extending full-time health benefits to an additional 1,500 formerly part-time employees well ahead of the Affordable Care Act mandate. The company has likewise introduced a variety of progressive compensation models and communication platforms aimed at driving retention and employee satisfaction, which Haseotes will highlight in his panel discussion at the summit this week.
About Cumberland Farms Cumberland Farms makes life easier for busy people every day. What started in 1939 with a cow and a dream has grown into a network of convenience stores across eight states. Three generations later, Cumberland Farms is still family owned and operated, and continues to reflect the values it was built upon: envisioning a better way to serve customers by providing the best possible products at the best possible prices. Whether you're buying a cold Chill Zone drink, a hot or iced cup of Farmhouse Blend coffee, or filling the gas tank, convenience and customer service are key. Cumberland Farms also has a long heritage of giving back to the communities where it operates, from feeding the hungry, to supporting local sports teams and fundraising. For more information, please visit us at http://www.cumberlandfarms.com or follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/cumberlandfarms, or Instagram at https://instagram.com/cumberlandfarms/.