Title: Air Transportation Executive
Company: Project 2000
Location: Marietta, Georgia, United States
Lawrence W. Clarkson, Senior Vice President at Project International, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in transportation.
At the start of his career, Mr. Clarkson worked with the law firm, Pratt & Whitney in West Palm Beach, Florida, as their corporate counsel. He later held the positions of a program deputy director from 1972 to 1974, the program manager from 1974 to 1978, and the vice president of marketing from 1978 to 1980. Moreover, Mr. Clarkson flourished in the post of the president of Pratt & Whitney’s commercial products division from 1982 until his departure from the company in 1987.
In 1988, Mr. Clarkson joined Boeing Commercial Airplanes Group in Seattle as the senior vice president. As he progressed with the company, he served the roles of corporate vice president of planning and international development from 1992 to 1993, the senior vice president from 1994 to 1997 and the president of Boeing Enterprises from 1997 to 1999. Since 2000, Mr. Clarkson has excelled as the senior vice president of Project 2000 in Seattle.
A graduate of DePauw University, Mr. Clarkson received a Bachelor of Arts in 1960. Two years later, he earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Florida. A retired veteran, Mr. Clarkson served in the United States Air Force from 1960 until his honorable discharge in 1971.
In a career filled with highlights, Mr. Clarkson is proud to have worked alongside the European program to co-produce the F100 engine – an effort that was completed efficiently and within the company’s budget. An active member of his community, Mr. Clarkson was the past chairman of the Seattle Opera, for which he remains a trustee. He recalls his time with the opera to be a career highlight and is proud of the work he initiated to lead the opera toward financial solvency. Additionally, he has provided his knowledge to the board of several other cultural and educational institutions, including DePauw University, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, and the Interlochen Center for the Arts.
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