Alumni Speaker Series: Ed Clark ’91
In early December, faculty and students welcomed Vaughn College alumnus Ed Clark ’91, vice president and general manager of Boeing’s 737 program to campus. Clark is currently responsible for fleet engineering services, aircraft modifications, aircraft on ground services and logistics products and support. Since joining Boeing in 2006 as the chief mechanic for single-aisle replacement studies, Clark has held several other leadership positions in commercial airplanes, including chief engineer/director for 737 airplane integration and the next-generation 737 airplane systems.
Joshua Haripal ’23, who is currently an ATI tutor at Vaughn, moderated the fireside chat with Clark. More than 50 students were in attendance and engaged in a back-and-forth conversation with him. Clark’s presentation focused on his career path starting from when he was a maintenance supervisor for Trans World Airlines while attending classes at Vaughn, to his current position of vice president of Boeing’s 737 program. With more than 30 years of experience in the aviation industry, students gained valuable knowledge on how to get started in their careers.
Clark remained on campus following the end of his presentation to speak more to students individually, including two students who plan on interning at Boeing over the summer. Students left the presentation feeling inspired and motivated and will use Clark’s advice to help and guide them in their future professional endeavors.