G. Edmond Clark
G. Edmond "Ed" Clark, a Shelbyville, Tenn. native, graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 1976. Upon graduation from Vanderbilt, Clark moved to Houston, Texas, to work for Exxon. He received an MBA in finance from the University of Houston in 1979.
He moved to Memphis in 1983 to begin a 27-year career at Federal Express, where he served in a variety of roles including senior leadership positions. In 2000 he formed the subsidiary FedEx Trade Networks, which became the largest customs broker in North America and an international freight forwarding and trade consulting firm. Clark retired in 2009 after a decade as president and CEO of FTN.
He now leads Clark Investments LLC and is active in numerous local service initiatives. Additionally, he has established the Clark School for AIDS orphans in Kenya. He and his wife, Sue, BA'77, created the Ed and Sue Clark Scholarship in Engineering.