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Kevin Parker Receives Clarkson University's Top Alumni Honor
Kevin T. Parker of Clifton, Va., president and CEO of Deltek Inc., has received the Golden Knight Award from his alma mater, Clarkson University.
Presented each year during Reunion Weekend, Clarkson's most prestigious alumni award is given to alumni who have distinguished themselves either by service to Clarkson through Alumni Association activities or have demonstrated outstanding career achievement, bringing distinction to themselves and to Clarkson.
Parker received his bachelor of science degree in accounting from Clarkson University in 1981. He is the president and CEO of Deltek Inc., a leading provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for project-based businesses and professional services firms.
Prior to joining Deltek, Parker was co-president and CFO of PeopleSoft until the company’s acquisition by Oracle. During his tenure, he led the efforts to dramatically increase PeopleSoft’s operating margin and was involved in all facets of the business. He was also the architect and driving force behind PeopleSoft’s innovative customer assurance plan (CAP).
Before PeopleSoft, he held senior executive positions with Aspects Communications, a leading provider of contact center solutions and services that enable businesses to manage and optimize customer communications, and Fijitsu Computer Products of America, a leading provider of data storage and imaging solutions for the global marketplace.
In 2000, CFO magazine named Parker one of the 20 chief financial officers who will have a major impact in the next decade. He is also a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute.
Parker was elected to the Clarkson University Board of Trustees in May 2004 and currently serves on the executive, audit, compensation, research and trusteeship committees and co-chairs the E2E Campaign of the institutional advancement committee. He also endowed the Kenneth R. and Margaret Parker Scholarship in honor of his parents.
Parker and his wife, Anne, live in Clifton, Va., with their daughter, Katherine.
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