Since December of 2019, Stuart Clarke has been the Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. For the prior fifteen years he served as Executive Director of the Town Creek Foundation, where he helped facilitate the funding of environmental advocacy efforts to protect the Chesapeake Bay and advance clean energy transformations in Maryland.
His previous philanthropic experience includes assignments as a Program Officer with the Turner Foundation and as Development Director of the Southern Partners Fund, both in Atlanta, GA. Stuart has also served on the faculty of Williams College in Williamstown, MA; as the Director of the Atlanta Outward Bound Center; and as the Chief Operating Officer of Hands On Network, a national network of community-based centers for volunteerism and civic action. Stuart’s volunteer leadership includes service on the boards of Earthjustice, the Maryland League of Conservation Voters, and the Blue Mountain Center.
He received his undergraduate degree from Lafayette College in Pennsylvania and did his graduate work at Yale University