A native of Philadelphia, Mr. Clark grew up seeing the great potential of the Delaware Valley, as well as the overwhelming need of residents struggling to make ends meet.
Upon completion of his college education at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, Mr. Clark started his corporate work with Grey Advertising in New York City, and later as a product manager at Swift and Co., makers of Soup Starters and Brown 'n Serve breakfast meats. From 1982 to 1995, Mr. Clark owned W.J. Clark and Co., a Chicago-based company that produced and marketed specialty foods including Bean Cuisine soups and pastas, salad dressings, wild rice and mushrooms products, and natural licorice.
At the beginning of his tenure, Mr. Clark oversaw the integration of the Greater Philadelphia Food Bank and Philabundance, resulting in a significant increase in food acquisition and distribution from 10 million pounds to over 25 million pounds in just a few short years. This streamlined operation in conjunction with community outreach, fundraising and public awareness initiatives has enabled Philabundance to reach more people with better resources. Under Mr. Clark, Philabundance has created innovative programs that increase access to emergency food assistance which is strengthening the hunger safety net in the Delaware Valley. Mr. Clark's creativity and business savvy is evident in Philabundance's growth and exposure throughout the Delaware Valley.
Mr. Clark lives in Villanova with his wife, Cindy Dell Clark, author and visiting associate professor of anthropology at Rutgers University - Camden. Their son, Michael, resides in California.