Leo Clark is a Principal of PRASAM, LLC providing consultation, research, and business development for the firm’s partners. In addition, he provides direct support to a number of clients in the areas of congressional and government relations.
Prior to becoming a business associate, Leo spent five years with the PMA Group, where he was responsible for providing Government relations and consultation to over 20 companies to include Boeing, General Dynamics, Pittsburgh Plate and Glass and a number of midlevel and small businesses.
Leo has twenty-one years of Department of Defense experience in Legislative Affairs, Financial Management, Logistics Management, Aircraft Maintenance, Program Management, and Configuration Management. He last served as the Special Assistant for Space, Intelligence and Special Programs for the Secretary of Defense’s Legislative Affairs.
His Air Force career has included eight years in the Pentagon, in which, six years was spent in the Air Force’s Budget Liaison Office and DoD’s Legislative Affairs. He also has 15 years experience in Acquisition Management. While in Legislative Affairs, he was responsible for developing and leading Congressional game plans for program reviews, hearings and travel with the six Defense and Intelligence Committees. The two years prior to his time in Legislative Affairs, he served as the Program Element Monitor for the Defense Support Program and the Space Based Infrared System program. His responsibilities included the planning, programming and budgeting of these high priority, national programs.
Leo spent six years in Los Angeles working the acquisition of the Defense Support Program and the newly established Space Based Infrared System Program. Here he was responsible for Logistics Management of the Mobile Ground System for the Defense Support Program and also served as the Executive Officer during a complex transition for the program office when it became the Space Based Infrared System Program Office.
He also has seven years experience working aircraft acquisition programs. He started as a Configuration Manager in the Aircraft Engine Program Office with responsibilities for the F108, TF39, F117, F113, Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A, and Garrett TFE 731 Engines. Later he became the Program Manager for the F113, Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A, and Garrett TFE 731 Engines. He finally became the Deployment Manager for the F110 Engine Program (F-16C/D). Some of his accomplishments included working the Alternate Fighter Engine competition, developing the first aircraft/engine warranty program, and deploying the first F-16C/D (F110 engine equipped) to the Far East.
Leo earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Basic Science from the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado in 1981, a Masters in Human Resources from Chapman University, California in 1993, and is a graduate of the Program Manager’s Course from the Defense Systems Management College, Virginia in 1994.