Director, Sustainable Supply Chain
Clarence is currently the Director, Sustainable Supply Chain at Cox Enterprises. He’s responsible for the development and implementation of innovative strategies for Cox’s Corporate Sustainability programs involving company suppliers, industry partners and various community entities. Prior to his role at Cox Enterprises, he served as the Senior Director of Operations for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the flagship newspaper for Cox Enterprises. At the AJC, Clarence led all maintenance, safety/security, facilities, and the newspaper inserting and transportation operation. He directed all capital projects and budgets for the AJC. He also managed all the waste and recycling operations for the newspaper and led the AJC to be the first Cox facility and first newspaper in the country to be certified as Zero Waste to Landfill, by the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council. Clarence worked continuously for more than 20 years in various industries: He began his career in the U.S. military, then worked in biotech, pulp and paper, and heavy manufacturing prior to joining Cox at the Dayton Daily News in his hometown of Dayton Ohio. Clarence worked in the newspaper industry for more than 14 years.
Clarence mentors junior employees in the Cox Enterprises Mentoring program. He also does youth mentoring at both high schools and elementary schools in the Atlanta area in a coordination between Cox Enterprises and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Clarence volunteers for several other nonprofits in the Atlanta area, including serving as the Vice President for the board of trustees for the Chattahoochee Nature Center. He also serves on the board of directors for the International Newspapers Group.
Clarence lives in the Atlanta area with his wife, Heather, and daughter Charley. They enjoy spending time outdoors and volunteering with various organizations.