The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Brian Park of Atlanta as one of the 2016 “Roaring 10” – young alumni who have made an impact in business, leadership, community, educational and/or philanthropic endeavors.
Honorees were selected based on their continued efforts to uphold the university’s core values of honesty, integrity and respect and to demonstrate an “ever-loyal” relationship with Clemson University.
Park earned bachelor’s degrees from Clemson in economics and political science in 2010 and a master’s degree in economics in 2014. He carried his Clemson values to law school at the University of Virginia (JD, 2014), where he was elected president of the student body and served as an editor for the Virginia Environmental Law Journal. He also served as a peer adviser for an incoming section of first-year law students, guiding and mentoring a section of 30 students through their arduous first year of law school, and continues to serve as his class manager for the law school’s annual giving campaign efforts.
He is a corporate associate at King & Spalding LLP, where he represents both publicly traded and privately held companies in mergers and acquisitions, capital raising transactions and general corporate governance matters.
He volunteers his time serving with several community organizations. He was elected to the national Blue Key Honor Society board of directors and received the Gregory Lee Smith Exemplary Blue Key Member Award and Scholarship in 2011 in recognition of this hard work and accomplishments. He leads King & Spalding’s efforts in the Youth About Business program, where he coaches high school students as they structure and negotiate a mock business transaction.
The primary mission of Clemson YAC is to support the goals of the Clemson Alumni Association specifically on matters pertaining to Young Alumni. Clemson YAC exists to connect Young Alumni with the University, assist Young Alumni in the transition from active student to alumnus, facilitate fellowship, personal growth and professional development opportunities for young alumni and formally represent Young Alumni interests to the Clemson Alumni Council. The purpose of these efforts is to affect seminal influence on young alumni so they may continue to be connected and contributing alumni for a better Clemson throughout their lives.