|2020 Alumni Service Award honoree: Christopher I. Clark ‘89|
The individuals nominated in this category must demonstrate a strong loyalty to Greenhill, exceptional contributions of time and effort, and a personal commitment to the advancement of the School’s mission.
Christopher I. Clark ’89 began his service career at Greenhill as an alumni board member in 2003. He served in various leadership positions including Alumni Board President for two years. Chris led the board through his work on various committees: Operations, Nominating, Greenhill Fund Alumni Chair, Vice President, and Alumni Liaison. Chris developed the first full alumni board bylaws and served as counsel, assisting in the revisions of the bylaws for the last ten years.
He joined the Board of Trustees in 2006 and during that time, he served on every Board committee. He also chaired the Audit and Risk Management committee where he was instrumental in shepherding efforts to improve campus security.
Former Board of Trustees Chair Bruce Sostek said, “Chris’ thoughtful, insightful, and fair-minded approach to some of Greenhill’s most significant issues, together with his unstinting generosity and unwavering support for our school in so many ways, represent only a few of his many exceptional contributions to Greenhill.”
In addition to chairing the annual campaigns, Clark is a longtime supporter of the Greenhill Fund. He has made consecutive gifts for the last 28 years in addition to his generous support for special capital campaigns and fundraising efforts. He has spent hours on campus attending board meetings, call-a-thons, football pre-game meals, speaking at alumni events or Upper School career day presentations, serving on reaccreditation committees, celebrating at Homecoming gatherings, connecting during Alumni Weekend events and supporting the most recent strategic planning process.
Clark is the Office Managing Partner of Fox Rothschild LLP's office in Dallas, and is also the head of the Dallas office Commercial Real Estate Transactions practice. He is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College, where he was a varsity letterman in football, and earned his law degree, cum laude, at SMU's Dedman School of Law. He is a member of the Dallas Bar Association and the Dallas Asian-American Bar Association.
The Alumni Board is exceptionally proud to honor and celebrate these two alumni. Click here for more information on the awards and to view previous honorees. Nominate a graduate using our online form here.