EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COALITION | ASHEVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Clark currently serves as Senior Vice President for Economic Development and Executive Director of the Economic Development Coalition (EDC) for Asheville-Buncombe County at the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce. The EDC is accredited by the International Economic Development Council. He also serves as Board Chairman for CarolinaWest, the 7-County Regional Economic Development Organization. Clark leads a department of seven including functional areas of industry retention and expansion, workforce development, new employer recruitment, Riverbird Research, and entrepreneurial programs of Venture Asheville. Since joining the Chamber in 2008, he has led significant corporate recruitment projects including New Belgium Brewing, Linamar, Reich Automotive, and White Labs as well as strategic expansions such as GE Aviation, Avadim Technologies, Kearfott Navigation and Guidance Systems, Nypro, and Moog Music.
Clark has a Bachelor of Arts from Wake Forest University as well as a Diploma in French Civilization from Sorbonne University. He has earned the Master Practitioner Certificate in Advanced Economic Development Leadership from Clemson University.