It was the opportunity to augment his professional skill set that got Clark Ellison into the world of business development and fundraising.
Three years after graduating from Central Missouri State University in 1988, Ellison landed a job as a marketing and public relations professional at Springdale Memorial Hospital (now Northwest Medical Center-Springdale).
When the hospital started a foundation in the early ’90s, Ellison thought he would try it out, simply for a change.
The decision has proven to be beneficial, and not just for Ellison. In 1998, he had shown enough talent as a fundraiser to be hired as executive director of development for Mercy Health System of Northwest Arkansas, where he was also responsible for public relations and marketing for the system’s hospitals, clinics,... [ MORE ]