Maxine Clark (née Kasselman, born March 6, 1949 in Coral Gables, Florida) is the founder of Build-A-Bear Workshop, an American retailer that sells customizable teddy bears and other stuffed animals.
Maxine K. Clark
Clark in 2014
March 6, 1949
|Occupation||Founder of Build-A-Bear Workshop|
In 2006, she published her first book “The Bear Necessities of Business: Building a Company with Heart”.
After college, she worked at Hecht's, a division of the May Company department store chain, and in 1976 was promoted to the corporate offices in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1992, Clark became the president of Payless Shoe Source, and left the company in 1996.
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