President and CEO, Clarke
Lyell Clarke is the President and CEO of Clarke and all affiliated companies.
Lyell has spent more than 25 years in the Entomology field. He earned his Bachelors of Science in Entomology from the University of Kentucky, and went on to receive his PhD in Entomology from Iowa State University. He began his career with Clarke in 1986 as a Control Consultant. After gaining a solid grounding in the business, he became Vice-President for the company. In 1996, upon his father’s retirement, he stepped into the role of President/CEO.
In 2008, Lyell led the company in a re-visioning of the company based on a platform of sustainability. His personal passion for what sustainability can mean propelled Clarke to redefining itself as a company with greater purpose. Significant goals were set and achieved, enabling three sustainability reports to be produced to Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) criteria and review. His vision is creating a new perspective on the role and change that a small to medium size company can make in society.
Lyell serves on two advisory boards: The Fowler Center for Sustainable Value at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, and privately held Weigels Farm Stores, Inc. based in Powell, TN.