Clark D. Ivory earned a bachelor's in political science from the University of Utah in 1988, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude. His academic pursuits continued at Harvard, where he earned an MBA in 1992.
Clark began working for his father, Ellis Ivory, at Ivory Homes in 1987. In 1992, he became area manager over Salt Lake and Utah counties. Over the years, Clark's responsibilities expanded, and in January 2000, he was named Chief Executive Officer. Under Clark's leadership the company has increased emphasis on building master-planned communities with substantial amenities such as parks, recreational facilities, and open space. The company has also expanded product offerings to include townhomes, condominiums, and luxury custom homes.
Clark currently serves on the University of Utah's Board of Trustees. He is co-chairman of the Real Estate Advisory Board to the David Eccles School of Business and also serves on the National Advisory Board. In 2004, Clark established the Ivory Homes Scholarship Program and has since awarded over 70 scholarships for first generation students at the University of Utah. He also chairs a new organization called U Community Leaders to improve job placement and to increase the number of internships and scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students.
Clark is an avid golfer, tennis player, and skier. He and his wife, Chris, have four daughters and one son and reside in Holladay.