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

His career with the League spans 30 years. In 1981, he joined the Urban League as the Manager of Financial and Administrative Services. As the Chief Financial Officer, he was responsible for the oversight and management of the agency's annual operating budget and Black Scholars Endowment Fund.

In 1983, he was promoted to the position of Vice President for Finance and Administration. In addition to this role as the Chief Financial Officer, he assumed the duties of Chief Program Officer and Personnel Administrator. He served in this capacity until January 1, 1994, when he was promoted to interim President & CEO. On June 27, 1994, he was promoted to the position of President & Chief Executive Officer of the Urban League of Rochester.

During his tenure, Mr. Clark has increased the League's annual operating budget to over $6 million per year. He was instrumental in having the League purchase its headquarters building at 265 North Clinton Avenue and a $750,000 Capital Campaign drive to renovate the building.

Prior to joining the Urban League, he was employed 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 as a Trustee for the Center for Governmental Research and Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church. He also 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, the Greater Rochester Health Foundation Board of Directors, and the City of Rochester Planning Commission.