President, BizFed Institute
Bill Clark is the President of the BizFed Institute, a nonprofit whose mission is to educate, engage, equip, and measure consensus solutions from civically minded, nonprofit, academic, and regional thought leaders for the purpose of building strong communities throughout California. In this critical leadership role, Bill brings diverse professional experience having served in senior leadership positions in business, nonprofit, and higher education.
As Group Manager at PDSI Software in Orange County, Bill led training, implementation, and technical support teams that equipped Fire and Police departments to implement a workforce automation software solution. As a result of its growing impact in the market, PDSI Software was eventually acquired by Kronos, Inc. – a Fortune 500 company. Due to his passion for children-at-risk, Bill relocated to Washington D.C. to apply his business experience to advance the cause of International Justice Mission (IJM) – the world’s leading anti-slavery nonprofit. Bill served as an IJM spokesperson at events throughout the United States and Europe, led the strategic partnerships team in raising $195 million in gifts within 7 years, and accelerated the growth of an international movement of advocates. After serving as Senior Vice President at IJM, Bill relocated back to Southern California applying his business and nonprofit experience at Fuller Graduate Schools serving as Chief of Strategy and Senior Advisor to the President. Bill partnered with leaders at Fuller to effectively respond to a significant industry disruption by expanding program offerings to reach new audiences, stabilizing new student recruitment, reducing the cost structure, and leveraging assets to increase the endowment. Bill’s effectiveness across industries stems from his consensus building and problem-solving abilities, which makes him the perfect fit to lead the collaborative efforts at the BizFed Institute to address top issues that impact California’s economy and the well being of everyone in the state.
Bill is a native Californian growing up in North San Diego County and graduating from University of California, at Irvine in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Bill graduated with honors from UCI receiving an Order of Merit from the School of Social Sciences. Bill and his wife Joy, a fellow UCI anteater, live in Orange County with their two teenage daughters.