Gov. Bev Perdue has appointed Jimmy Clark ’74 to NC State’s Board of Trustees to replace Gayle Lanier, whose term expired.
Clark, a registered professional engineer, is owner and president of Guy M. Turner Inc. Founded in 1924, the Greensboro-based company specializes in heavy rigging, specialized transportation and crane services. It has 10 offices in seven states around the U.S.
“I’m very excited about being appointed to the Board of Trustees,” Clark says. “I credit the education I got from NC State University for my success as an individual and for my success of my business. This is a way for me to give back to the university.”
Clark has served as chair of the NC State Board of Visitors and is a member of the NC State Engineering Foundation Board, Dean’s Circle, Student Aid Association, Alumni Association and The Walter Hines Page Society. He has also served on the Park Scholarship Selection Committee.
In 2007, Clark established the Jimmy D. Clark Distinguished Professorship for NC State’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering.
“I always had the plan to give back to the university and stay involved with the university,” he says.”Now, I want to assist the existing board by improving the university, the business community associated with the university and the value associated with an NC State degree.”