Park City Presents announces First Executive Director, Director of Development

BRIDGEPORT, Conn., February 28, 2024 – Park City Presents, a Bridgeport-based not-for-profit organization with a mission to bring music tech education to city youth and the performing arts to all city residents, announced today that they have appointed their first Executive Director, Brandon Clark, and hired their first Director of Development, Alice Pak Truscott. Both Clark and Truscott bring extensive experience working with and for underserved communities, with a collective 30 years in the not-for-profit/philanthropy sectors.

“Our first two years as an organization has been made possible thanks to the dedication of a very committed Board of Directors volunteering their time, talents and resources,” said John Torres, Founder and Board Chair, Park City Presents. “Now with Brandon and Alice taking the reins, we are looking forward to growing our programs and reach to serve as many Bridgeport residents as possible. Their experience, enthusiasm, and genuine desire to serve the city of Bridgeport make them the ideal first two staff members to lead Park City Presents at this early and important stage of our organization’s life.”

Clark was instrumental in launching the pilot Music Tech Education program for Park City Presents in partnership with Wakeman Boys & Girls Club during the summer and fall of 2023. As founder of consultancy No Dreams Deferred, Clark has partnered with organizations like The Connecticut Project, Building Impact Partners, The Anti-Defamation League and The Broad Center at Yale School of Management to drive positive change and empower individuals, teams, and communities to realize their full potential. Most recently, Clark was Chief Experience Officer at Connecticut’s only Black-led education advocacy organization demanding an equitable education for all of the state’s children.

“I’m deeply honored, humbled, and energized to step into the role of Executive Director at Park City Presents,” said Clark. “This opportunity allows me to fuse my passion for music with my commitment to community empowerment, particularly here in Bridgeport. Park City Presents stands as a beacon of possibility and hope, and I’m thrilled to spearhead programs that will expand access to the transformative power of the creative arts.”

In Truscott’s most recent role, she managed the corporate foundation associated with Alcoa, Inc., a Fortune 500 company and eighth largest producer of aluminum in the world. There she set the strategic vision for giving, oversaw Foundation-related global communications efforts, and was responsible for working closely with the Foundation’s Board of Directors to disburse ~$6.5M in strategic grants annually across 12 countries. Prior to that role, she led the corporate giving strategy at City Year New York, an education-focused non-profit in New York City.

“This opportunity to invite people to join the exciting mission of Park City Presents in its founding years is an incredible one that I do not take for granted,” said Truscott. “I believe that broadening access to excellent live music performances and unique educational opportunities can and will have a positive ripple effect throughout Bridgeport, and I’m both honored and delighted to serve on the team helping this important work become a reality.”

As Executive Director, Clark will have oversight on strategic planning, program development, and community engagement. Truscott will lead on fundraising and development efforts, communications, and Board management. Their roles are effective immediately.

Alice Truscott