Our President


William G. Clark was named President & Chief Executive Officer of the Urban League of Rochester, NY, Inc. on June 27, 1994.

President Clark's career with the League spans 30 years. During his tenure, he served in many and sometimes multiple capacities. In 1981, he joined the Urban League in a leadership position in finance and administration. As the Chief Financial Officer, he became responsible for the oversight and management of the agency's annual operating budget and Black Scholars Endowment Fund.

In 1983, he was promoted to Vice President for Finance and Administration. At that time, he assumed the duties of Chief Program Officer and Personnel Administrator as well. He served in his multiple roles until January 1, 1994, when he was promoted to interim President & CEO and was confirmed as President & Chief Executive Officer of the Urban League of Rochester On June 27, 1994.

During his tenure, Mr. Clark saw the League's annual operating budget increase to over $6 million per year. He was instrumental and led the purchase of the Urban League headquarter building at 265 North Clinton Avenue and its $750,000 Capital Campaign drive to renovate the building.

Prior to joining the Urban League, he was served as the General Accounting Manager of the Genesee Hospital, and as an Auditor for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Rochester.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from St. John Fisher College and a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in accounting from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

He currently serves on the Monroe County/Rochester Workforce Investment Board, the JPMorgan Chase Bank National Community Advisory Board, the YMCA of Greater Rochester Board of Directors, the University of Rochester Medical Center Board of Trustees, and the Greater Rochester Health Foundation Board of Directors.  He formerly served as a Trustee for both the Center for Governmental Research and the Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church as well as a member of the City of Rochester Planning Commission.