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Brittany Nelli Joins Aramark’s Ring of Stars

Brittany Nelli
Brittany Nelli

Brittany Nelli knew who Aramark CEO Eric Foss was when she served him at the Wells Fargo Center during Philadelphia 76ers’ games. What she didn’t know was how impressed Foss was with her and her service.


Foss nominated her for Aramark’s Ring of Stars Award, which is given to excellent front-line servers. More than 1,500 Aramark employees were nominated, and Nelli was one of only 100 to receive this prestigious award. 

She has worked for the Sixers for the past six seasons, currently as a court-side server to season ticket holders, while pursuing her undergraduate degree in education. This fall she will also be working during Philadelphia Flyers games. When she was interviewed by the award judging committee, the members were impressed with how she manages to juggles her school and work responsibilities.

Working at the Wells Fargo Center was a natural progression for Nelli. You could say that it’s in her blood.

“My mom and grandmom have both been there since it opened over 20 years ago. When I called my mom about getting the award, she was crying,” Nelli said. She and her mother flew out to Scottsdale, Arizona, to receive the Ring of Stars Award, compliments of Aramark.

“They wanted to find a way to recognize the people that don’t always get recognized. I’m the only employee at the Wells Fargo (Center) that has won,” she said.

Nelli is scheduled to graduate from Neumann University in May 2016. She credits the faculty with helping her to achieve her dream of a college degree.

“Neumann has one of the best education programs. When I first visited, I just knew I had to be here. All of the teachers I had at Neumann will always be a part of my life,” she explained.

Nelli has already received full-time job offers from Aramark but her desire is to teach second or third grade.

“My heart is with education and special education, but I’d love to find a way to combine both of them and have a career with Aramark,” Nelli said.  




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