“United Way – Vital Signs”
Robert Clements is Executive Vice-President of Clements Foods Co., with responsibility for Finance & Administration. Clements Foods manufactures food condiments including Peanut Butter, Preserves & Jellies, Mayonnaise, Salad Dressings, Mustard, Syrups, Barbecue Sauce and Vinegar. The company was founded in 1953 by Robert’s father and grandfather and is now in its 65th year of family ownership and management. Clements Foods employs 225 people and operates two manufacturing facilities, Oklahoma City, OK and Lewisville, TX, totaling 180,000 square feet . Their products are distributed throughout the United States and are exported to Mexico, Europe and the Middle East.
Robert is very active in the community. He serves on the Boards of the United Way of Central Oklahoma, the Regional Food Bank Foundation, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center where he also serves as Treasurer. In addition, he is President of the Board of Trustees of the Kirkpatrick Foundation, 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 has been a member of the Rotary Club of Oklahoma City since 1992 and is a Past President. Also, he is Past President of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Board, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma Board and the Library Endowment Trust. Previously, he served on the Boards of Allied Arts, Science Museum Oklahoma and the Mental Health Association of Oklahoma County.
Robert received his A.B. degree in Economics from Dartmouth College and his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.
Robert and his wife, Sody, recently celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary. They have two sons, Robert, age 26, who lives in Dallas, TX and William, age 24, who lives in Saint Petersburg, FL. They are members of All Souls’ Episcopal Church where Robert has served on the Vestry and as Junior and Senior Warden.
Debby Hampton has served as the president and CEO of United Way of Central Oklahoma since 2010. Prior to that, she was president and CEO of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits for four years. Debby spent 16 years with the American Red Cross of Central Oklahoma, including the last four years as CEO.
A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Debby serves on the boards of Leadership Oklahoma City, The Alliance of Economic Development of Oklahoma City, Healthy Living and Fitness, Inc., Junior League of Oklahoma City Advisory Board, and Oklahoma City University Kramer School of Nursing. She also serves on the Oklahoma City University Advisory Committee for the Nonprofit Leadership Program. Debby is a proud alum of Leadership Oklahoma, Leadership Oklahoma City and Leadership Tulsa’s Executive Series.
Debby is an active member of Rotary Club 29 and Committee of One Hundred. She has been recognized as a Byliner Honoree by the Oklahoma City Chapter of the Association of Women in Communications, and she received the 2013 Community Services Award from the Conference of Churches. The Oklahoma Hall of Fame honored Debby as the 2015 recipient of the Lee Allan Smith Oklahoma Legacy Award. She received the 2016 Distinguished Leadership Award from Leadership Oklahoma City and the 2016 Compassionate Citizen of the Year Award from Oklahoma Foundation for the Disabled, Inc.