Clark Partridge has been with the State of Arizona since joining the GAO as a supervisor in 1989. From 1992 to 1994 he served as the Chief Financial Officer for the Department of Commerce. He returned to GAO, serving as a manager from 1994 to 1998 and as Deputy State Comptroller from 1998 to 2001. After serving as acting State Comptroller for 8 months, he was appointed as State Comptroller in 2002. Prior to joining the State, he worked in public accounting for Arthur Andersen & Co. from 1986 to 1989. His experience from the public and private sector, as well as the agency and statewide perspectives, provides a variety of insights into operations and problem resolutions. Growing up on a dairy farm, he learned the importance of hard work, planning, and persistence. He is passionate about performance, customer service, process improvement and public service.
Clark is a member of various national professional organizations, serving as an officer and on several committees. He has been a volunteer with the March of Dimes for over 30 years, serving on the board in both Utah and Arizona. Clark attended Brigham Young University on a leadership scholarship, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Government Financial Manager. Clark enjoys spending time with his wife Cynthia, daughters Kayla and Lauren, and son Brantley, and is true blue BYU Cougar.