- December 14, 2016
- Posted by: admin
Gordon Reynolds (Renny) Clark is a native of Western Pennsylvania and a 1965 graduate of Geneva College, from which he received the Alumni Association’s Distinguished Service Award in 1990 and the College’s highest award, the Life “G” in 2005. He served on the college’s Board of Trustees for over 20 years, stepping down in 2014. As a Boy Scout, he earned his Eagle Scout Award in 1960, was honored with Scouting’s Silver Beaver Award in 2006, and received the National Eagle Scout Association’s Outstanding Eagle Scout Award in 2016. A veteran of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, he served from 1965 to 1973 and attained the rank of 1st Lieutenant as a field artillery officer.
Mr. Clark has served on the boards of numerous cultural, civic and community organizations. He currently serves on the boards of: Advisory Board of the Salvation Army of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Family House, Laurel Highlands Council – Boy Scouts of America, Jumonville Foundation, Pittsburgh CLO (musical theater), Allegheny County Parks Foundation, and the United Methodist Foundation of Western Pennsylvania. He serves as Chair of the Boards of Pittsburgh Gateways Corporation and the Regional Industrial Development Corporation.
Renny and his wife, Linda, reside in the City of Pittsburgh. They have two grown children and a grandson. Formerly they resided in Franklin Park, a suburb of Pittsburgh where he served as the Mayor for five years and was a 30-year veteran of the Franklin Park Volunteer Fire Company where he served as Fire Chief for 18 years and prior to that as Assistant Fire Chief for 11 years. Upon his retirement as Fire Chief, the fire company bestowed upon him the permanent title of Fire Chief Emeritus, the first in the company’s 90+ year history. He was also a Board Member and Secretary of the McCandless-Franklin Park Ambulance Authority, where he chaired the annual fund drive campaign and also served as the Emergency Management Coordinator for the Borough from 1980 to 2008. Renny and Linda are active members of the United Methodist Church where he has served in numerous leadership roles.
Upon graduation from college, Mr. Clark began his career as a professional staff member of the Boy Scouts of America. He then joined the former Westinghouse Electric Corporation in1966 from where he retired in April 2000 after a 34-year career during which he rose to serve as Chairman of the Westinghouse Foundation with responsibilities for corporate philanthropy and community sponsorship programs. He also concurrently served as Executive Director of the Corporation’s staff services functions, including managing the Executive Headquarters Building, Research Center facilities, Corporate Aircraft, and Corporate Security. In 1998, he received the Order of Merit – the Corporation’s highest employee recognition award.
In August 2000, Mr. Clark joined the senior administrative team at the University of Pittsburgh where he rose to the position of Vice Chancellor for External Relations and Chief of Staff in the Office of the Chancellor with responsibilities for governmental relations, local economic and community development initiatives and the daily operations and programs of the Chancellor’s office. He retired from the University in July, 2015, concluding a 50-year professional career.
In May, 2016, Mr. Clark was requested by the Board of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority to serve as Interim Executive Director and help lead the Authority through its current period of transition.