George N. Clark
As President of Manufacture Alabama, George serves as the Chief Executive Officer and lobbyist. Since the founding of Manufacture Alabama, George has played an influential role in workforce development among the state's manufacturing sectors, leading to his recent appointment by Governor Bentley to serve as Chairman of the Alabama Workforce Investment Board and as a member of the Governor's College & Career Ready Task Force. Members of the Task Force have been assigned to subcommittees to study specific workforce issues and to deliver an actionable play to Governor Bentley by December 2013. George serves as Chairman of the subcommittee focused on labor force participation.
Prior to becoming President, George served as president of the Alabama Industry and Manufacturers Association (AIM). He was AIM's only president, helping to start the association in 1996.
George served two terms in the Alabama House of Representatives. While serving in the legislature, George provided the legislative leadership for, and was the chief sponsor of, the Heritage Trust Fund, which invested Alabama's oil and gas royalties. He also sponsored the accompanying legislation that infused $520 million into the infrastructure of Alabama, upgrading roads, bridges and the Port of Mobile.
He received his juris doctorate and his bachelor's degree (commerce and business) from The University of Alabama.