sAKRON — Cleveland Clinic Akron General has named Laura Biddle Clarke as senior director for philanthropy.

Biddle Clarke will lead the Akron General Foundation and guide its philanthropic efforts in the region.

A Wadsworth native, Biddle Clarke holds a Master of Arts from The Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Miami University. Her experience includes special projects manager at Tawani Foundation in Chicago and Vice President for Institutional Advancement at The Field Museum.

Biddle Clarke currently resides in Bath Township with her husband and daughter.

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