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Meet the Team - Bios

Roy Platt, General Manager

540.654.2230 |

Roy has over 15 years experience in corporate and campus food services. Prior to coming to UMW Dining Roy was the interim General Manager of Dining Services for the University of Alabama.  He has extensive experience and expertise in financial management, staff development and operational innovations.

Evelyn Shea, Catering Director 
540.654.5979 |

Evelyn joined our Catering Department in the spring of 2014 after working 14 years at the Air Force MWR-Hickam Officers Club in Hawaii, 11 of those years as their Catering Manager.  Before coming to UMW Evelyn was the Catering Manager at the Saber and Quill Club at Fort Knox in Kentucky.  She served as our Catering Operations Manager until becoming our Catering Director in  September, 2016.

John McIntyre, Director of Resident Dining 
540.654.2150 |

John served as one of our Resident Dining managers until August of 2013 when he became the manager of Naturally Woodstock in the Underground at Lee Hall. He has been our Resident Dining Director at the Top of the UC since 2015.  John has many years of experience in military food service and has traveled the world extensively. 

Kiesha Childs, Retail Manager at Qdoba, Jamba Juice and Lil Joe's 
540.654.1139 |

Kiesha has worked at the Eagle’s Nest since 2003.  Through her diligence and dedication she worked her way up through the ranks, first becoming a Supervisor and then Retail Manager.  Kiesha believes that if you work hard you can accomplish anything, and she is certainly proof of that. 

Rose Benedict, Unit Marketing Coordinator 
540.654.2169 |

Rose has been with UMW Dining Services since March of 2005, and worked as an Administrative Assistant in the Catering Department and as an Assistant Director of Dining Services before becoming our Marketing Specialist in August of 2007, and then Manager of the Underground Cafe (now Naturally Woodstock) in the fall of 2010. Rose is currently our Unit Marketing Coordinator. Her previous experience includes being a retail store manager, television producer, and Congressional Legislative Assistant. 

Leslie Jacobs, Catering Sales Specialist 
540.654.1931 |

A native of Northern Virginia, Leslie is originally from Falls Church and earned an Associate’s Degree in Business while living in Vienna, Virginia. She worked for Mary Washington College in the athletic department for six years, and also brings valuable experience in banking to her career with University of Mary Washington Dining Services. Leslie joined Dining Services in 1998 and, as our Catering Sales Specialist, has come to be relied upon for great sales and service by the entire UMW community.

Claudia Aschenbach, Business Office Specialist 
540.654.1029 |

Claudia is from Woodbridge and holds Technical Certificates in Computer and Printer Repair and Envision Database Management. Before joining University of Mary Washington Dining Services in 1997, Claudia held positions in technical services, management and sales with Zayre Department Store and Computerland of Woodbridge. She joined our team as the catering coordinator and was later promoted to Business Manager.



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