Two prominent alumni recently were elected to the Bradley University Board of Trustees
Kathleen Buck Holst, a 1979 graduate from Aurora, Illinois, and Robert Clark, a 1967 graduate from Golden, Colorado, were elected to four-year terms. Their appointments are effective in January.
“I am excited to welcome these two accomplished alumni to the Board of Trustees. They bring extensive experience and great passion for Bradley, and I am confident they will make significant contributions to the success of their alma mater,” said Bradley President Joanne Glasser.
Ms. Holst is the senior vice president of RoadSafe Traffic Systems, Inc., which provides traffic control, pavement marking and sign installation services nationwide. She has been active in the construction industry at both the local and national levels. She is past president of the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) as well as past president of the ATSS Foundation. She also has served on the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Work Zone Safety Committee. She was recognized with the Small Business Administration’s Entrepreneurial Success Award in 1997 and received the ATSSA’s Industrial Achievement Award and its Chairman’s Award. Ms. Holst serves on the National Advisory Council for Bradley’s Foster College of Business and in 2010 received Bradley’s Distinguished Alumna Award.
Mr. Clark has enjoyed a distinguished career in various energy-related businesses. Starting his career with Northern Illinois Gas Company (now Nicor Gas, Inc.), he rose through the ranks to become vice president of the Eastern Division and later vice president of Nicor Exploration. In 1995, he formed Bear Paw Energy, LLC, which was sold to Northern Border Partners, L.P. in 2001. Bear Cub Energy, LCC was formed following that sale with Clark as director, president and CEO; the company was sold in 2009. Clark then formed Bear Tracker Energy, LLC where he serves as director, chairman and CEO. Previously, he served on the board of directors of Patina Oil & Gas Corporation and Evergreen Resources, Inc. He is past president of the Denver Petroleum Club and has been active in many business-related organizations. In 2005, Mr. Clark was recognized for his professional achievements with membership in the Bradley Centurion Society. The recently completed Hayden-Clark Alumni Center bears the Clark name in recognition of the financial support of Robert and his wife, Kathleen.