Robert Clements '76
Distinguished Graduate 2018
Executive Vice-President for Finance & Administration, Clements Foods Co.
Oklahoma City, OK
Robert Clements entered Casady School in pre-school in the Fall of 1962 and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Casady with the Class of 1976. He received his A.B. Degree in Economics from Dartmouth College in 1980. He graduated from the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in 1982.
Following graduation, he began his career at Clements Foods Co. in Oklahoma City. Currently, he is Executive Vice-President for Finance & Administration. Clements Foods is a family owned and managed manufacturer of food products including Peanut Butter, Preserves & Jellies, Mayonnaise, Spoonable and Pourable Salad Dressings, Table Syrups, Barbecue Sauce, Mustard and Vinegar. Products are distributed throughout the United States and exported to Mexico, the Middle East and Europe. The company is in its 65th year of operation and its third generation of family management.
Robert enjoys serving the Oklahoma City community. Currently, he is President of the Board of Trustees of the Kirkpatrick Foundation, and on the boards of The United Way of Central Oklahoma, The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, The Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra and Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center where he serves as Treasurer. He is also a Trustee of the Library Endowment Trust and on the Board of Visitors of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma. He is past President of the Regional Food Bank and Oklahoma City Philharmonic boards. Previously, he was on the Boards of Allied Arts and Science Museum Oklahoma.
Robert is a member of and Past President of the Rotary Club of Oklahoma City, which is the oldest and largest service club in Oklahoma. He is also a member of the Fortune Club, the Economic Club, the Committee of 100 and the Men’s Dinner Club.
Robert and his wife, Sody, have been married for 28 years. Sody is a member of Casady’s Class of 1972. They are parents of two sons. Robert lives in Dallas and William lives in Saint Petersburg, FL. The family belongs to All Souls’ Episcopal Church, where Robert has served on the Vestry and as Junior and Senior Warden. Robert’s parents are Mary and Dick Clements who are both former trustees of Casady.