Monica Clark Petersen

Monica Clark Petersen

Ms. Petersen joined her father and twin sister at S.B. Clark Companies in 2012, became a shareholder in 2018 and CEO in 2022.  Ms. Petersen leads the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) side of the business representing clients’ projects and facilitating relationships with Community Development Entities (CDEs) and NMTC industry partners.  Ms. Petersen works to structure and model the complex tax credit financings, works closely with clients to understand their businesses and community impacts, coordinates project and program requirements, timelines, and due diligences processes including managing financial partner solicitations and creating and delivering Board and conference presentations, all to assure that projects have the highest opportunity of receiving NMTC investment in a highly competitive program.  S.B. Clark Companies is based in Denver, Colorado and works nationwide in serving as financial advisors for projects seeking to use NMTC financing.

Prior to joining S.B. Clark Companies, Ms. Petersen worked as a major gifts fundraiser for the University of Colorado Denver’s School of Public Affairs and College of Architecture and Planning.  Ms. Petersen also brings international experience as a former International Fellow at Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore and through a one-year study abroad program in ten different Asian countries.  Ms. Petersen graduated with honors and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Puget Sound.

In 2017, Ms. Petersen passed the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board’s Series 50 test to be licensed as a municipal advisor under the Dodd-Frank legislation.  In 2015, Ms. Petersen completed the Real Estate Diversity Initiative (REDI) program, sponsored by the Denver Office of Economic Development and Urban Land Institute.  Ms. Petersen Co-Chairs her alma mater’s Alumni Club and serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board at CU Denver’s School of Public Affairs.  In 2010, Ms. Petersen completed the Downtown Denver Partnership Leadership Class and in 2011 participated in the Denver Community Leadership Forum (DCLF) at the School of Public Affairs.  

School of Public Affairs

CU Denver

Lawrence Street Center

1380 Lawrence Street


Denver, CO 80204


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