Alumnus to join McDaniel Board in 2014
Joseph Menendez, class of 1981, was elected to the Board of Trustees at its February meeting.
Born in Cuba, Menendez immigrated to the States and grew up in Miami, Fla., where then Green Terror football coach Jim Hindman recruited him and later served as his mentor when Hindman built his pioneering Jiffy Lube quick-lube retail service stores.
A football middle linebacker who shared the 1980 MVP Award, Menendez was named an Academic All-American, Sports Information Directors (Div. III) All-American and earned All-State Honorable Mention and First Team Honors. He majored in History, completed the U.S. Army Airborne Program and served as president of his fraternity Delta Pi Alpha.
Following graduation, Menendez joined the Jiffy Lube organization and was both part owner and vice president of operations for Jiffy Lubes in eastern Massachusetts. He also received the company’s Franchisee of the Year Award in 2002, and the Harold Burney Award for mentoring fellow franchisees on various business issues in 2009.
In 2009, he was inducted into the McDaniel Sports Hall of Fame.
“The College has always had a special place in my heart and it is where I learned many of the values that I live by today,” said Menendez.
A current resident of Cockeysville, Md., Menendez is married to Ellen Stump (class of 1983) and they have two grown children.