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Poole College Welcomes Brian Clark as the New Executive Director of Development and External Relations

NC State Poole College of Management has named Brian Clark as the executive director of development and external relations effective August 3. Clark will be filling the role previously served by Anya Reid and Peyton Stokley on an interim basis. 

“Brian has demonstrated his excellence as a fundraiser for the Wolfpack Club,” said Frank Buckless, Stephen P. Zelnak Jr. Dean of Poole College. “I look forward to working with him in the Poole College to grow our support and continue our course as a preeminent business school.”

In his role as executive director, Clark will be working with the dean and the assistant vice chancellor of university development to plan, direct and implement fundraising goals and major gift programs. He will also be responsible for donor cultivation and relations as well as events like Day of Giving. Clark will also provide innovative leadership, mentoring and strategic direction to a team of four fundraising professionals. 

NC State alumnus Brian Clark during his role as director of major gifts for the NC State Wolfpack Club.

Clark comes to Poole College after previously working for the NC State Wolfpack Club as the director of major gifts where he oversaw all major gift fundraising for capital campaigns and endowment. He led the Wolfpack Club’s $110 million commitment to the Think and Do the Extraordinary campaign. Before joining the Wolfpack Club, he also oversaw athletics major giving at the University of South Florida. 

Clark is an alumnus of NC State with a Bachelor of Science in parks, recreation and tourism he received in 2006. During his undergraduate career, Clark was a four-year letter winner on the Wolfpack football team and a two-year letter winner on the Men’s track and field team. After graduating he went on to play five seasons in the NFL with the Tampa Buccaneers, Denver Broncos and Detroit Lions.

Clark also received his master’s degree in sports management administration from Liberty University in 2012. 

“I am honored to be part of the Poole College of Management, and look forward to working with the staff, leadership, volunteers, and supporters to accomplish many more achievements,” said Clark.  

About the Poole College of Management

The NC State Poole College of Management combines academic scholarship with real-world experience to foster learning, create knowledge and engage with industry and academic partners in a data-rich, global marketplace. Poole is deeply rooted in NC State’s history as a university that excels at science, technology, engineering and math – taking an innovative approach to leadership and management education by emphasizing analytical problem solving and an entrepreneurial mindset. Poole offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting, business administration and economics, as well as non-degree executive programs through NC State Executive Programs, LLC. Poole’s centers and initiatives provide focused research and engagement in the areas of enterprise risk, entrepreneurship, supply chain, sustainability and business analytics. The college is fully accredited by AACSB International.