Requisition #1105


Meriwether Godsey is seeking a Director of Business Development responsible for shaping strategy and driving growth for our employee-owners through new partnerships, as well as retention of existing relationships.  


What you will do:

  • Lead all phases of the business development efforts from researching prospective organizations, identifying best fit opportunities, developing networks and relationships with stakeholders, preparing proposals and delivering, and negotiating contract terms.  
  • Understanding our industry, you will monitor trends and evaluate and recommend potential market and business opportunities appropriate for our business.
  • Facilitate, as needed, transition processes to assure a positive client experience. 
  • Maintain ongoing relationships with clients to expand our network of opportunity and to facilitate “reselling” of our services. 
  • Work closely with marketing to develop standout materials and messaging and engage our target audiences.  
  • Work closely with operations to develop and articulate winning proposals and terms.


What you need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or ten years of related experience
  • C-level sales acumen
  • Experience negotiating and closing multi-million dollar agreements with professional, executive-level clients
  • Technical, financial and analytic abilities
  • Excellent communication, facilitation and presentation skills
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to work in a collaborative team environment 
  • Strong customer service orientation and passion for hospitality
  • High energy, self-motivation, persistence, with sharp business ethics and a competitive and entrepreneurial spirit 
  • Experience in contracted food services preferred


What you will get:

  • Access to competitive employee wellness benefit coverages such as Health, Vision, Dental, and more
  • Competitive compensation package including base salary commensurate with experience,  commission structure, and annual bonus eligibility
  • Inclusion into an Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)
  • A community-focused environment dedicated to empowering personal and professional growth


Additional Information:

  • This position reports to the CEO
  • Up to 75% travel


Meriwether Godsey, an Employee Owned, Women Business Enterprise, offers significant opportunities for growth and career advancement. The work environment is fast-paced, team-oriented, and high-energy. You’ll be surrounded and supported by people who are passionate about serving others.

Enjoy a community-focused environment where you may grow your leadership and hospitality skills, and your career opportunities with an employee-owned, value-based company. Help Meriwether Godsey set the standard for hospitality in the Mid-Atlantic market!



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We are an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment in any basis including race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, genetic makeup, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration status or veteran status and all other statuses protected by federal, state, and local law.

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4944 Old Boonsboro Rd.
Lynchburg,VA 24503

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The food is just incredible! I really mean it...I hope you know that I am not just saying this. It's so colorful, fresh, and special every day!"

Faculty Member 

Just a note to say thank you for all of the delicious food you and your staff serve each day. I never knew kale could taste so good!


Outstanding food, outstanding service, outstanding people. I brag about MG to my peers at other schools, and even to my friends and family!


Thank you so much for all the gluten-free options this year! All of your staff have been so helpful. They make a point to come up to me at meals and let me know what options you have for that meal. Salads are great, but sometimes a warm meal is just what you need!

Faculty Member 

Thanks for all of the good work you and your team did to ensure that last night’s welcome gathering for new faculty went off without a hitch. I’m so grateful for Team MG working so hard to make sure things are done the right way.

Head of School 

It’s an understatement to say we were surprised by the excellent quality of the food. We could not recall having a better tuna dish, even at the four-star resturants we frequent in Raleigh. Duke Integrative is a special place.


Many times I find a favorite thing out of the many items served during lunch, and although the featured spinach and fruit salad was visually stunning; the SHOUT OUT winner of the day hands down was the very delicious unassuming Vegetarian Pinto Beans!!! The onions were glistening and the peppers served as a complimentary color to the two different shades of beans...I have one regret and that is I didn’t think to take a picture!


Thank you for making pimento cheese today! It not only is divine, but also hit the spot. I now regret wasting 62.5 years of life on this planet in which I did not eat this heavenly mix. As I explore different recipes in my home kitchen I will try my best to live up to the standard demonstrated by what I had today.

Faculty Member 

Everything was usual! The food was scrumptious...and the weather was gorgeous!

Conference Client 

I would not change a thing! Your staff was not only professional, but warm and caring. They truly set the tone for a memorable night. The food was delicious...our family and friends left with hearts and bellies full!

Catering Client 

I just wanted to thank you so much for all the delicious food at Duke. Your food was such a happy and positive experience and it made the days there so much more enjoyable to eat healthy, but tasty, great food.


Thanks for the delicious soup and the new harvest salad - and thanks for removing half the calories out of the Farm Basket brownie...haha.


THANK YOU for your help today with the open house! Our visiting families raved about the personalized environment. We had a student tell us that Guilford went from his 3rd to 1st choice!


Thank you for all of your hard work on the meals and breaks for the Alumnae Board. The food was outstanding; everyone raved about each meal. Favorites included the grits on Saturday morning and the butternut squash soup on Sunday. YUM!!!


The amazing characteristic is that, on a day by day basis, you give us nutritious, varied, interesting, delicious food...not just something special for company. Please know how much you are appreciated and loved by this community.

Conference Administrator