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This profile was last updated on 12/15/15  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • president
    Iowa State
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Edward C. Droste [Chief ..., 24 Sept 2008 [cached]
Edward C. Droste [Chief Executive Officer]
Hooters Casino Hotel Las Vegas: Investor Relations - Biography, 8 Sept 2006 [cached]
Edward C. DrosteDIrector
Mr. Droste is one of the original founders of the Hooters restaurant, concept and brand.He co-founded several restaurant concepts, including Pete & Shorty's Tavern and Adobe Gila's and was involved in the conceptual development of Dan Marino's Town Tavern and Stumps Supper Club.Currently, he serves as Chief Executive Officer of Provident Management Corporation, a resort management company, which he founded, and as a director for Hooters Management Corporation.In 1986, Mr. Droste founded Provident Advertising & Marketing, Inc., which is responsible for coordinating the promotional activities for the Hooters restaurants and the national distribution of the Hooters calendar.He is also the founder of Provident Entertainment, Inc., an entertainment company that produces a two-hour radio talk show.Mr. Droste serves on the board of directors for the Outback Bowl, the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute Foundation, Inc., and the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce.
An interview with Hooters' CEO ..., 1 Jan 2014 [cached]
An interview with Hooters' CEO Ed Droste
The co-founder of the Clearwater Beach-based "brestaurant" chain shares lessons he's picked up through life.
The Grudens were introduced by ..., 17 Dec 2015 [cached]
The Grudens were introduced by Hooters co-founder Ed Droste, a member of Moffitt's board of advisers.
"They do it humbly, and they do it under the radar," Droste said.
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute Foundation Board of Directors |, 21 Aug 2014 [cached]
Edward Droste
Edward C. Droste, Chair Chairman Provident Management Corporation
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