EVP & Chief Operating OfficerChildren's Miracle Network Hospitals
Member Since February 2023
As Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Clark Sweat leads strategy implementation at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. He works in unison with 170 member hospitals, corporate partners, and other critical stakeholders on a mission to Change Kids’ Health to Change the Future. Clark oversees community operations, community experience, and strategic partnerships. His strategy of focusing on fewer, bigger partnerships and the importance of being relational, not transactional, has led to long-term alliances with companies, organizations, donors, and individuals — resulting in more than $7.5 billion raised. Clark and his teams have earned accolades in the philanthropic sector, including the 2020 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Organization of the Year. In addition, in 2007 and again in 2014, CMN Hospitals received the Cause Marketing Forum’s Golden Halo Award; Clark is the only person to receive the award twice. Honoring his recent achievements and decades-long tenure building partnerships to support children’s charities, Clark was named 2021 Utah Business’s Chief Experience Officer of the Year. Clark has spent his career in philanthropy, which includes founding a cause marketing consultancy, Cause 4 Good, to assist nonprofits and corporations in developing innovative and effective cause marketing campaigns. He also served as senior vice president of corporate alliances at ALSAC/St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Clark’s dedication to positive relationships and experience in marketing and development at children’s medical charities make him a sought-after speaker and facilitator about cause marketing and corporate social responsibility. He has shared his insights at conferences in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Clark holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah and an EMBA from the University of Memphis. He and his wife, Jennifer, live in greater Salt Lake City, Utah, where they spend their free time with family and in the mountains near their home.