FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jessica Palmeri, Vice President Communications and Programming
410-269-0642 or 301-262-2858 x129
(Annapolis, Md. – October 28, 2016) – The Maryland Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Kelly Thompson Clark as its Executive Vice President of Finance and Operations. Clark comes to the Maryland Chamber following 13 years as President & CEO of the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce in Massachusetts.
Clark brings over two decades of Chamber of Commerce experience to her position with the Maryland Chamber. Prior to her time as President & CEO of the Cambridge Chamber, Clark served as that chamber’s Director of Membership Services. She held the same position for the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce in Wilmington, DE before her time in Cambridge. Clark has also been a Consultant for the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. She also served as Vice President of Marketing, Member Programs and Services for the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce in New Mexico.
Clark comes to the Maryland Chamber of Commerce with a proven track record of success managing board and association objectives as President & CEO of the Cambridge Chamber – an accredited 1500-member Chamber of Commerce, representing over 110,000 employees. Clark has established successful programs for young professionals while fostering external relationships among and between the business community, educational partners, municipal and political leaders throughout the Boston area, and with public and private organizations while leading the Cambridge Chamber.
A skilled communicator with advocacy and public policy experience, Clark will no doubt use the breadth and depth of her leadership, managerial, marketing and public relations skills working to improve the business climate in Maryland.
Clark is a graduate of the US Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Organizational Management (IOM). She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Education from Radcliffe College in Cambridge, MA.