Trustee Emeritus Lawrence Clarkson, 82, retired as president of Boeing Enterprises in 1999. His stature within Boeing prompted the New York Times to call him “the closest thing (Boeing) has to a corporate secretary of state.” Prior to Boeing, he worked for Pratt & Whitney, rising to the position of president of commercial products. He also served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force.
An Embry-Riddle Board member from 2002 until 2013, Clarkson supported an ambitious program of facility expansion and improvements and offered guidance after a tornado hit the Daytona Beach Campus in 2006.
“As we navigate through our own challenging times, it is inspirational to realize that Lawrence Clarkson and his fellow board members remained focused on serving students. The spring semester for 2007 was delayed by only six days. That’s a level of resilience we are living up to today,” says Embry-Riddle President P. Barry Butler.