|Title:||Resident District Manager
|Carolina Food Co.|
Clete began his career with Aramark in 1991 as Assistant Food Service Director at Abraham Baldwin College. In the years since, Clete has been promoted to positions of increasing responsibility, including Food Service Director at Toccoa Falls College, Operations Director at Clemson University, Senior Food Service Director at Western Carolina University, and Resident District Manager at James Madison University. During Clete’s tenure at JMU, the dining program received national acclaim: a rating by The Princeton Review placing JMU among the top five quality dining programs. In 2006, Clete was promoted to District Manager in the Mid-Atlantic Region, overseeing the operations of six dining accounts in Virginia and West Virginia. He then led Aramark’s dining operations at High Point University, leading that team to the highest customer service rankings in the country for Aramark’s higher education division. Prior to coming to USC, Clete was a District Manager for Aramark in the East Region overseeing 14 dining accounts in North Carolina and Virginia. Clete is currently the Resident District Manager at the University of South Carolina.
A native of Beaufort, South Carolina, Clete graduated from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in hotel, restaurant, and tourism.