Tory Clark

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Tory Clark leads the firm’s Social Justice and Philanthropy Practice. Based jointly in Washington D.C. and Atlanta, Tory leads high-profile executive searches for leading social impact organizations across climate and environment, civil and human rights, global health and development, advocacy, education access, arts, and community development. In addition to leading the Social Justice and Philanthropy Practice, she is also a member of the Global Development Practice and Arts and Culture Practice at Russell Reynolds Associates.

Tory specializes in working with board search committees and senior management to optimize the succession planning process for critical leadership positions. She advises organizations on governance and board effectiveness through times of transformation, culture change and succession. She has significant experience working with new philanthropists seeking to build optimal leadership teams, as well as established philanthropies seeking to deepen their impact by enhancing their organizational effectiveness and strengthening their leadership team. Tory brings a global perspective to her work, having been a part of several global organizations stationed throughout the world.

Prior to joining the firm, Tory was vice consul & investment officer for the United Kingdom’s Department of International Trade. There she consulted with leadership teams at US-based companies on their international expansion strategies and closely supported those planning to enter or expand within the UK Market. She previously helped to stand up a successful nonprofit, the World Trade Center Savannah, as a member of the founding team while planning overseas business development missions recruiting international business leaders and foreign direct investment.

Tory attended Kenyon College, where she earned her BA in international studies with a concentration in political science. Following graduation, she received a Fulbright Scholarship to work and study in Kastamonu, Turkey, and a US Department of State Critical Language Scholarship to study at Izmir University of Economics in Turkey.
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Areas of Expertise

CEO Succession C-Suite Succession Development and Transition Executive Search Social Impact

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