Scott D. Clarke retired as the Assistant Director of Banking for the State of Illinois. He served at the State’s Division of Banking for 35 years, the last 20 of which as its Assistant Director. The Division of Banking has the responsibility for the supervision, regulation and examination of all state chartered banks, trust companies and foreign banking offices in Illinois. During his time as a regulator, Clarke served as a member of the US Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force, Chairman of the Education Foundation of State Bank Supervisors, member of the Board of Directors of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors and the American Council on State Savings Supervisors and as Co-Chair of the US Treasury Department’s Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Committee Financial Services Committee.
Clarke is a long time volunteer for the American Red Cross in various positions including the Chairman of the Illinois State Service Council. He currently serves as the American Red Cross liaison to Illinois State Government agencies. He also has served as a member of the Illinois Terrorism Task Force (ITTF) since its formation in 2000. He serves as a member of the ITTF Emergency Management Committee and the Public Health and Medical Services Committee. Clarke has served on numerous disaster assignments for the American Red Cross in Illinois and across the country. Most recently, during the 2017 Hurricanes, he served as an American Red Cross liaison at FEMA’s National Response Coordination Center in Washington D.C.
Clarke has received numerous awards including the Illinois Jaycees Ten Outstanding Young Persons, the American Legion Auxiliary Award for Excellence in Citizenship and the American Red Cross Paragon Award.
Clarke is a graduate of Western Illinois University where he earned his degree in Political Science/Public Administration. While he was at Western, he was elected as the student member of the Board of Governors of State Colleges and Universities.
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