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Bethany Clark is the Senior Managing Director of Strategy & Operations for Cushman & Wakefield’s Industrial Services group for the Americas. She provides strategic and operational oversight for the Industrial service line at C&W, supporting the performance of the company’s nearly 840 brokerage professionals in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Ms. Clark partners closely with C&W Marketing, Research, Consulting and other professionals to provide Industrial Brokers with supply chain insights, business development support, thought leadership and research publications, and other client support tools. These capabilities differentiate C&W’s Industrial Brokers in the market to help clients identify and realize strategic real estate solutions for manufacturing and distribution. She also ensures strong collaboration between the Industrial Services practice and other C&W service lines, such as the Retail practice, Client Investor Services and Capital Markets, as well as strong coordination and collaboration across global markets. Ms. Clark is based in Atlanta, GA.
Ms. Clark was previously the Senior Director for I/T Budget, Portfolio & Planning at Blue Cross Blue Shield of IL, responsible for developing and overseeing the division’s annual operating budget, key strategic initiatives and plans, and the annual project portfolio.
Prior to that role, she was an Assistant Director in the C&W Global Supply Chain Solutions Consulting group, where she focused on client engagements for network design and optimization, location selection, transportation considerations, and labor market studies for clients such as Novartis and Five Star.
Ms. Clark has an extensive background in operations management, strategic planning, retail store operations, warehouse and distribution center operations, budget and cost optimization, strategic workforce planning, vendor management, information technology and project portfolio management. During her 11-year tenure with Sears, she held leadership roles in supply chain, internal audit and store operations. Past roles at Sears include National Operations Manager for the Parts Distribution network, and Assistant General Manager for an Apparel Distribution and Imports Receipt Center.
- Ms. Clark holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business (Magna Cum Laude) and a Bachelor’s degree in Apparel Merchandising from Indiana University.
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