Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

John O’Keefe

John O’Keefe is responsible for overseeing Clark Construction Group's project development and delivery processes. John also serves as chief executive officer of Guy F. Atkinson Construction.

John works with Clark’s operations groups to ensure they have the resources to be successful and achieve Clark’s strategic priorities. He also works with regional executives to monitor project performance to ensure financial, schedule, safety, and quality goals are achieved.

John has leveraged his industry experience on many building and civil signature projects – including the SR 167 Puyallup River Bridge Replacement, I-15/I-215 Devore Interchange Improvements, Two Liberty Place, Market Square North Mixed Use, 2400 M Street, Brooke Army Medical Center, and the National Museum of the American Indian.

For John, building high-performance teams is crucial to the continued success of the Clark organization. In his capacity as Clark's chief operating officer and Atkinson's chief executive officer, John is committed to ensuring that project teams have all that they need to be successful.

John earned his bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.

He is a member of the Construction Industry Ethics and Compliance Initiative and the Pennsylvania State University Partnership for Achieving Construction Excellence (PACE) program. He also is a member of the Penn State University Industrial and Professional Advisory Council.

In 2019, John was recognized by Penn State College of Engineering with an Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award.