Tisha J.D. Clark
In leading J.D. Clark Professional Services, LLC, president and CEO Tisa J.D. Clark aims to set an example for her sons. “Every day I come to work, I just think about my boys and [how] one day this will be theirs,” she says. “It’s building opportunities for them and providing experiences for them that they may not have otherwise had.” Those experiences include seeing their mother succeed in the male-dominated construction industry, she says: “This sets an example around the ability to do anything.” Clark also finds it rewarding to have a hand in neighborhood development. “We did a program last year in Prince George’s County where we provided improvements to 25 low- to moderate-income owner-occupied properties. We were able to change the look and feel of a community that otherwise would not have those opportunities.” Now, says Clark, walking down the streets of the neighborhood and seeing pops of color, new siding, new roofs and even new sidewalks and driveways offers a real sense of transformation.