A. James Clark

A. James Clark

Chairman of the Board and CEO (1927-2015)

The career of A. James Clark is a true American success story. As a young man, fresh out of the University of Maryland in 1950 with a degree in Civil Engineering, he joined a small local general contracting company that he would eventually own. Over the course of the next 60 years, his leadership and vision transformed it into one of the largest privately held companies in the nation.

The Clark name is associated with many iconic places in our hometowns. We play ball at Nationals Park and Petco Field, care for wounded warriors at the Walter Reed National Military Center, travel to destinations near and far from the Central Terminal at Atlanta’s Hartsfield Airport, and work for a better future at the U.S. Institute for Peace.

As an engineer, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Mr. Clark was the recipient of many academic, professional and civic honors. He was an Executive Committee member of the University of Maryland College Park Foundation. He was a Trustee of The Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine, and a member of the PGA Tour Golf Course Properties Advisory Board. He previously served on the Boards of the University of Maryland and the University of Maryland Foundation, CarrAmerica Realty Corporation, GEICO Corporation, Pepco Holdings, Inc. and Martin Marietta (now Lockheed Martin).

Mr. Clark will always be an inspiration for those who work at Clark Enterprises. We will continue to live the values of honesty, integrity and dedication to quality that Mr. Clark brought to work each and every day. And we are honored to help continue his philanthropic legacy through our support for the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation.