CMS East, Inc. is led by an experienced and professional leadership team. With a total of more than 110 years of experience, our team understands longevity and core values.
President & CEO
Jude leads CMS East as President & CEO. Previously, he oversaw the financial operations at CMS East and played a pivotal role in many strategic initiatives across the company. As CEO, Jude directs the daily operations of the company while empowering the leadership team to focus on digital transformation, professional development, and the investment in our memorial parks.
Jude attained an undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh and his MBA from Robert Morris University. He was also a member of the U.S. Army Reserves. Prior to joining CMS East, Jude had a diverse career trajectory. He has led teams in Fortune 500 companies, start-up businesses, and public sector institutions. His diverse background offers cross functional leadership in operations, facilities, negotiations, financial reporting, and M&A.
Jude lives in North Huntingdon with his wife, Kelly, and son, Nathan.
Cash, a recent addition to the team, leads CMS East’s technology department. He has taken a lead role in formulating and executing the company's digital transformation as well as ensuring that CMS East is an innovative, customer-centric company.
Prior to joining CMS, Cash worked as the Director of Operations for Tucker Auto-Mation, an international automatic door manufacturer where he led technology and manufacturing operations. In addition to manufacturing, Cash has worked in other industries including IT, marketing, and food service. Cash has also served on many Boards throughout his career and currently serves on the Board of Directors of a $18 million credit union.
Joseph joined the CMS East family over 10 years ago. Since then, he has held a handful of positions throughout the company including Location Manager and District Sales Manager. In August of 2018, Joseph was promoted to the Sales Director position and has been hard at work collaborating with the sales staff throughout the organization to modernize the customer experience and internal processes. Additionally, he is a past President and Board Member of the Ohio Cemetery Association.
Prior to joining CMS, Joseph worked for Service Corporation International and Time Warner. Joseph currently resides in Columbus, OH with his husband, Mark.
Dana joined the CMS East team in December of 1992. Originally the sales secretary, she quickly learned the industry and, throughout the years, took on new roles with the company such as the Human Resources Manager position. Then, in early 2018, she started in her current role as Director of Administration. Dana is responsible for the administration of memorial parks company-wide along with various fiscal management duties.
She currently resides in Jeannette, PA with her two daughters, Destiny and Faith.
Ray has been a member of the CMS East family for over 28 years. Originally, he started as the Maintenance Foreman at Zanesville Memorial Park. Years later, Ray was promoted to the Assistance Director of Maintenance. He served in that position until being offered the Director of Maintenance position in 2018. In his position, Ray oversees all maintenance operations across the entire CMS East organization.