Kenneth Clarke is the Project Manager for Blockland Cleveland, an audacious, all-hands-on-deck, full-blown community effort to build, support and promote Cleveland as an innovative technology center using blockchain technology as the catalyst. Blockland’s goal is to create a regionwide culture of innovation that will attract and retain all kinds of technology professionals and companies for decades to come. JumpStart is playing a key role in the Blockland effort by funding this new role.
As the Blockland initiative’s first full-time hire, Ken will help develop a strategic plan for Blockland, manage the day-to-day activities and priorities of all partners and collaborators, build relationships with new potential partners and serve as the liaison between Blockland and the Toronto-based Blockchain Research Institute.
Previously, Ken served as President and CEO of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, a unique state-of-the-art institution dedicated to collecting, preserving and sharing the story of the Citizen Soldier. Prior to role, he served as Associate Vice President of Fund Development & Marketing at Safer Foundation, an organization that helps people with criminal records gain employment, and as Midwest Region Director of Major Gifts for The Ohio State University.
Ken holds a bachelor’s in English from Taylor University and a Master’s in English from Miami University.