UniFirst’s Flagship Professional Development Program Honors 2021 Graduates

October 06, 2021

UMI graduation was celebrated remotely this year.
UMI graduation ceremony September 30, 2021.


A total of 19 UniFirst employees recently completed the company’s flagship, award-winning professional development program, the UniFirst Management Institute (UMI). These individuals were recognized during a graduation ceremony on September 30.

Developed to support the career progression of UniFirst field managers and general managers, UMI recruits high-potential employees from company locations throughout North America. The program requires comprehensive training in business acumen, performance improvement tools, and leadership methods. Forums featured key UniFirst leaders and focused on strategy, operations, finance, and adaptive leadership.

Thanks in part to the success of the program, UMI has earned notable accolades over the years, including a Leadership 500 Excellence Award for outstanding achievements and innovation in leadership development and programs. Several operational improvements have also been made companywide thanks to the forward-thinking mindset of UMI participants and graduates.

“The completion of the UMI program is an incredible accomplishment,” said Steven Sintros, UniFirst President and CEO. “These graduates should be recognized for their personal determination, their devotion to UniFirst, and their positive impact on UniFirst’s business. I congratulate the 2021 graduates and extend my best wishes as they begin the next steps of their professional journeys.”

The following 19 UniFirst employees proudly graduated from the 2021 UMI program:

  • Brandon Fishel
  • Chad Walden
  • Christopher Wooten
  • Dane Philip Skow
  • Daniel D. Venezuela
  • Deana Vollant
  • Gregory White
  • Jaime Tovar
  • Jason Drummey
  • Jason Fazzoni
  • Jeff Offerman
  • Jorge Ramirez-Almanza
  • Nick Colarelli
  • Patricia Montanez
  • Randall T. Greeson
  • Rick Ferrell
  • Robert C. Clark, Jr.
  • Ryan D. Beaulieu
  • Shane Williams

Take a moment to congratulate these UMI graduates by leaving a comment below.


  • Otis Brent Durrett: January 27, 2022

    Congratulations to all you servants, and high achievers! Keep up the excellent movement.

  • Abe: January 27, 2022

    Congratulations to you all!

  • Donald Pickens: January 27, 2022

    Congratulations to all the graduates! What a great opportunity to become the best at whatever you aspire to be.

  • Patricia Thompson: January 27, 2022

    Congrats to all !

  • Adrian Corredera: January 27, 2022

    First and foremost, congratulations to all the graduates.

    We learn something new every day, either through an experience, self taught knowledge seeking or by someone taking the time to teach us.

    “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”
    Benjamin Franklin

    Use your knowledge to teach and help others grow.

  • Steve. Sons: January 27, 2022

    Congrats Nick Colarelli

  • Earl Harris: January 27, 2022

    Congratulations class of 2021.

  • Moises Ramirez: January 27, 2022

    Jorge, Congratulations! I am proud of you.
    Sincerely, your brother, Moises

  • David Poruks: January 27, 2022

    Congratulations class! What an accomplishment in such a crazy year to boot! Well done all of you

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