Tom Clark is the Chief Executive Officer of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation and Executive Vice President of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Clark’s career spans four decades from Director of Commercial and Industrial Development for the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs, through positions with the Fort Collins, Colorado Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Denver Corporation, the Boulder Chamber of Commerce, the Jefferson Economic Council, and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Clark’s recent accolades include the 2012 and 2016 Denver Business Journal’s Power Book Award in the Economic Development and Government category and being named the 2012 Denver Post Business Person of the Year.
He holds bachelors degrees in speech and psychology from Minnesota State University and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Illinois. Mr. Clark was the founder and first president of the Metro Denver Network, the Metro Denver region's first economic development program, for which he received the Arthur D. Little Award for Excellence in Economic Development. In 2007 Clark was awarded the Business Person of the Year by the Colorado Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.
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The Opportunity Coalition is a Colorado nonprofit social welfare organization operating pursuant to IRC 501(c)(4) that is specifically designed and actively managed to promote and facilitate a business friendly environment that encourages free enterprise, entrepreneurship, and collaboration. Its intent is to create more opportunity, quality employment, and connections for Colorado's citizens.