After serving on the Board of Trustees for two years, Robert Clark became the President and CEO of Historic Annapolis in October of 2012, and transitioned to Executive Chairman in 2022. A sixth-generation Marylander, he built his career as a securities and marketing executive with E. F. Hutton, Paine Webber, and UBS Wealth Management. His combination of financial knowledge and a passion for history made him the perfect candidate to head Historic Annapolis, the leading nonprofit preservation and history organization in Annapolis. Mr. Clark has served on the City of Annapolis Heritage Commission, as well as the Board of Directors for Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, serving as Visit Annapolis Board Chairman for two years. He also held a seat on the Board of Trustees at Poplar Forest, Thomas Jefferson's retreat home in Lynchburg, Virginia, for twelve years, serving from 2010-2012 as the Chairman of the Board. Mr. Clark currently serves on the Board of The Friends of St. John's College.