Maxine Clark

Founder at Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc.

Maxine Clark

Maxine Clark

Founder at Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Payless ShoeSource, Inc.
Brazen
Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

4786

Number of Boards

28

Birthday

1949

Age

71

Number of Awards

4

Relationships
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President & Chief Executive Officer at Build-A-Bear Workshop UK Ltd.

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Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Academy Sports + Outdoors

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Washington University in St. Louis

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Former Chief Executive Officer at McDonnell Douglas Corp.

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Advisor at Consumer Growth Partners

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Former Chief Executive Officer, President & Chairman of the Board at Caleres, Inc.

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Carnival Plc

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Westmoreland Associates LLC

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Founder at Lewis & Clark Venture Capital LLC

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Chief Financial & Accounting Officer at Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc.

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Founder at Casa de Salud

To facilitate and deliver high quality clinical and mental health services for uninsured and underinsured patients, focusing on new immigrants and refugees who encounter barriers to accessing other sources of care, and promote health literecy.

Education
Bachelor's Degree

When the University of Georgia was incorporated by an act of the General Assembly on January 27, 1785, Georgia became the first state to charter a state-supported university. In 1784 the General Assembly had set aside 40,000 acres of land to endow a college or seminary of learning. At the first meeting of the board of trustees, held in Augusta on February 13, 1786, Abraham Baldwin was selected president of the university. A native of Connecticut and a graduate of Yale University, Baldwin -- who had come to Georgia in 1784 -- drafted the charter adopted by the General Assembly. The university was actually established in 1801 when a committee of the board of trustees selected a land site. John Milledge, later a governor of the state, purchased and gave to the board of trustees the chosen tract of 633 acres on the banks of the Oconee River in northeast Georgia. Josiah Meigs was named president of the university and work was begun on the first building, originally called Franklin College in honor of Benjamin Franklin and now known as Old College. The university graduated its first class in 1804. The curriculum of traditional classical studies was broadened in 1843 to include courses in law, and again in 1872 when the university received federal funds for instruction in agriculture and mechanical arts. Seventeen colleges and schools, with auxiliary divisions, carry on the university’s programs of teaching, research, and service. These colleges and schools and the dates of their establishment as separate administrative units are: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, 1801; College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, 1859; School of Law, 1859; College of Pharmacy, 1903; D. B. Daniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, 1906; College of Education, 1908; Graduate School, 1910; C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry College of Business, 1912; Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, 1915; College of Family and Consumer Sciences, 1933; College of Veterinary Medicine, 1946; School of Social Work, 1964; College of Environment and Design, 1969; School of Public and International Affairs, 2001; the College of Public Health, 2005, the Odum School of Ecology, 2007 and the College of Engineering, 2012. The Division of General Extension, now the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center & Hotel, was incorporated into the university in 1947. In 1931 the General Assembly of Georgia placed all state-supported institutions of higher education, including UGA, under the jurisdiction of a single board. This organization, known as the University System of Georgia, is governed by the board of regents. The board of regents’ executive officer, the chancellor, exercises a general supervisory control over all institutions of the University System, with each institution having its own executive officers and faculty.

Memberships
Member
Current

The Committee of 200 is an invitation only membership organization of the world’s most successful women entrepreneurs and corporate leaders. C200’s more than 400 members represent over 100 industries in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada and Latin America.

Career History
Executive in Residence
2014 - Current

The Olin Business School is one of seven academic schools at Washington University in St. Louis. Founded in 1917, the business school was renamed for entrepreneur John M. Olin in 1988. The school offers BSBA, Master of Business Administration (MBA), MS in Supply Chain Management, MS in Finance, Masters in Accounting, MS in Leadership, Executive MBA, Doctor of Business in Finance (DBA) and PhD degrees. In 2002, an Executive MBA program was established in Shanghai, in cooperation with Fudan University. Olin has a network of about 19,190 alumni all over the world. On July 1, 2009, the school took over management of the Brookings Institute's executive management program.

Founder
1997 - Current

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. operates as a retailer of plush animals, which engages in the provision of coordinated selection of merchandise, including different styles of clothing, shoes, and accessories for the stuffed animals. It operates through following segments: Direct-To-Consumer, Commercial, and International Franchising. The Direct-To-Consumer segment offers company-owned retail stores located in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark, China, and e-commerce sites. The Commercial segment comprises of wholesale product sales and licensing intellectual property, including entertainment properties, for third-party use. The International Franchising segment includes international stores operated under franchise agreements. The company was founded by Maxine K. Clark in September 1997 and is headquartered in St. Louis, MO.

Managing Partner
2012 - Prior

Prosper Women Entrepreneurs operates as an advocacy company for the woman entrepreneurs. It is comprised of two separate divisions: Prosper Institute, a non-profit organization that helps growth-seeking women entrepreneurs advance their businesses to create economic prosperity, and the Prosper Women Entrepreneurs Startup Accelerator, a for-profit organization focused on increasing women entrepreneurs' access to growth capital and the number of women investing in early stage capital markets. The company was founded by Mary Jo Gorman, Maxine Clark, Peter Finley, Carol Matthews, Hal Gentry, and Jennifer Ehlen in 2012 and is headquartered in St. Louis, MO.

Boards & Committees
Chairman, Board of Directors
Prior

Simon Youth Foundation, a national nonprofit based in Indianapolis, exists to help at-risk students who are on the verge of dropping out of high school stay in school. Through 26 Simon Youth Academies in 12 states and Simon Youth Scholarships, SYF advocates, creates and initiates educational opportunities for students by creating learning environments primarily inside Simon malls. In partnership with local public schools, SYF has maintained a 90% graduation rate at its Academies since inception, graduated more than 13,000 students, and awarded more than $14 million in scholarships.

Vice Chair
Prior

In 2000, the Regional Business Council was launched with 50 mid-cap business executives, the first effort in the St. Louis region to bring together the leaders of mid-cap companies. In recent years, the St. Louis region’s business community has seen an increase in highly successful mid-cap companies that employ a large percentage of the region’s workforce. Thus, this coalition is essential to enhancing the well-being and vitality of the region. These companies, that are generous with their time and resources, include civic and philanthropic involvement as priorities within their companies. Brought together for the first time, these businesses can now leverage their corporate involvement and investment. The collective effort of RBC members is dramatically expanding the breadth and depth of involvement and investment in the community. Realizing that it cannot lend its support to every worthy cause, the RBC is committed to putting its considerable talent, resources and determination behind business, civic and philanthropic priorities where RBC members can make a substantive contribution. Today the RBC is composed of 100 CEOs representing some of the region’s largest employers. These companies have a tremendous impact on the economic health of the region, employing over 120,000 people and generating over $65 billion in revenue annually. Most RBC companies are headquartered in the region and all have a vested interest in the development of the region’s 16 counties.

Trustee
Prior

Founded in 1957, ICSC is the premier global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its more than 60,000 members in over 90 countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, retailers and brokers, as well as academics and public officials. As the global industry trade association, ICSC links with more than 25 national and regional shopping center councils throughout the world.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$5,000 - $50K
2017

Teach For America (TFA) is a nonprofit organization whose stated mission is to "enlist, develop, and mobilize as many as possible of our nation's most promising future leaders to grow and strengthen the movement for educational equity and excellence." The organization aims to accomplish this by recruiting and selecting college graduates from top universities around the United States to serve as teachers. The selected members, known as "corps members," commit to teaching for at least two years in a public or public charter K–12 school in one of the 52 low-income communities that the organization serves.

$10K - $25K
2017

The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship's mission is to provide programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, to recognize business opportunities and to plan for successful futures.

$15K - $25K
2016

The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship's mission is to provide programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, to recognize business opportunities and to plan for successful futures.

Political Donations
$25
2016

ActBlue is an online toolset that makes it easy for donors to connect with the candidates and causes they support. At ActBlue, the objective is to democratize power by putting powerful fundraising tools in the hands of grassroots donors across the United States.

$5
2016

ActBlue is an online toolset that makes it easy for donors to connect with the candidates and causes they support. At ActBlue, the objective is to democratize power by putting powerful fundraising tools in the hands of grassroots donors across the United States.

$15
2016

ActBlue is an online toolset that makes it easy for donors to connect with the candidates and causes they support. At ActBlue, the objective is to democratize power by putting powerful fundraising tools in the hands of grassroots donors across the United States.

Investments
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Kidside Out, Inc. designs and sells children's clothing's and apparel without stereotypes. The company was founded by Katie Martino and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

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Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. operates as a retailer of plush animals, which engages in the provision of coordinated selection of merchandise, including different styles of clothing, shoes, and accessories for the stuffed animals. It operates through following segments: Direct-To-Consumer, Commercial, and International Franchising. The Direct-To-Consumer segment offers company-owned retail stores located in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark, China, and e-commerce sites. The Commercial segment comprises of wholesale product sales and licensing intellectual property, including entertainment properties, for third-party use. The International Franchising segment includes international stores operated under franchise agreements. The company was founded by Maxine K. Clark in September 1997 and is headquartered in St. Louis, MO.

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Awards & Honors
Saint Louis University
Wonder Women of Toys
The Committee of 200 - Luminary Award, Entrepreneurial Champion
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