Elected in 2010
Retired Regional President
Paul Clark is the retired Regional President of PNC Bank, Cleveland. He retired in March 2019. A longtime financial services veteran, Clark joined PNC through its acquisition of National City Corporation in December 2008. He joined the National City Corporation in 1976 as a management trainee in Consumer Finance. Since that time, he served in a variety of capacities, including executive vice president of Retail Banking in Pennsylvania (where he led the integration of Integra Financial Corporation) and president/chief executive officer of Michigan/Illinois (following the merger of First of America Bank Corporation). He also held the position of executive vice president of Institutional Asset Management and chair of the Investment Management Company until his appointment as president of Northern Ohio banking in 2004.
Paul has been active in over twenty-five civic and business organizations throughout his career. He currently is Board Chair of Cleveland Rock and Roll, Inc. which operates the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Baldwin Wallace University and the Cleveland Council on World Affairs. He previously served on the boards of Cuyahoga Community College Foundation, Cuyahoga County Invest in Children, Greater Cleveland Partnership (including Cleveland Development Advisors and the Commission on Economic Inclusion), Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Gordon Square Arts District, United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland, United Way of Greater Cleveland, and University Circle, Inc.
Paul holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Denison University and a master’s degree in business administration from Baldwin-Wallace College. In June 2010, he was granted a doctor of humane letters degree from Baldwin-Wallace College. He is also a graduate of the Stonier School of Banking.