Dr. Clark E. Parker, Sr. was appointed to the AQMD governing
board by the California Senate Rules Committee on June 1, 2012. Dr. Parker
is a successful business executive and has worked extensively in a variety of
businesses and industries. Dr. Parker chairs the Refinery Committee. He
also serves on the Finance, Legislative, Mobile Source, Technology and Personnel
Committees for AQMD and is the Board appointee to the California Fuel Cell
Clark was Manager of the Operations Research Department for Tidewater and Getty
Oil. During his work with Tidewater and Getty Oil, Dr. Parker wrote several
computer programs that simulated and modeled crude oil refineries, using linear
programming simulation techniques (1962-1963).
Dr. Parker worked for IBM where he was involved in marketing hardware and
software to the Oil and Gas industry and to the Insurance and Banking Industry
Dr. Parker was Vice President for PennCorp Financial, a New York Stock Exchange
Company that owned multiple insurance companies, banks and brokerage firms; he
headed corporate acquisitions during his tenure with PennCorp Financial. Clark
held this position with PennCorp for 15 years (1967-1982).
Dr. Parker is currently a member of the California Professional Fiduciaries
Advisory Commission. Dr. Parker served as a
member of the California Coastal Commission.
Clark was a member of the California
Senate Select Committee on Telecommunication; he has served as an Advisory
Member of the University of California Santa Barbara Foundation Board; he has
served as an advisor to California Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack
O’Connell. Dr. Parker is currently the Honorary Counsel General for the Central
African Republic Government.
Dr. Parker currently sits on several community base non-profit
organizations, Today’s Fresh Start Charter School [10 years] and Golden Day
Schools [47 years].
Clark’s career endeavors has lead him to be the Founder and
Chief Executive Officer of Spectrum Surveillance Systems and View Park
Development Corporation [38 years] and he has developed hundreds of commercial
and residential properties throughout Southern California. Clark is
currently a Licensed General Contractor and Real Estate Developer; he is also a
California Licensed Real Estate Broker. Dr. Parker currently holds a
California Contractor’s license for general building, electrical, plumbing, and
low voltage systems.
His educational background has allowed him to earn and hold a
Bachelor of Science Degree (BS) from the University of Minnesota, a Master of
Arts (MA) from Redlands University, a Doctor of Arts (Ph.D.) from the University
of Central Arizona, and a Doctor of Laws from Laurence University. Dr.
Parker holds Advanced and Basic Certifications from UCLA, and an Associate of
Arts Degree from the Center for Early Education in Los Angeles, California.
Clark holds several Teaching Certificates and Credentials from Preschool through
Dr. Parker has traveled extensively, throughout Europe, South
America and Africa.
Dr. Parker is and has been married to Dr. Jeanette E. Grattan
Parker for 48 years - they have two children, Alysia and Clark Jr. The Parkers
have four grandchildren.