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CLARK E. PARKER, Ph.D.
Governing Board Member
Senate Rules Committee Appointee

 

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 Partnership.

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 (1963-1967).

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 College.

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.