Barbara Ann Clay, formerly Director of Communications at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and at the Ways and Means Committee in the U.S. Congress, has joined Transparency International as its new Director of Communications.
"Barbara's diverse experience in international communications will help increase support for the fight against corruption and add greater depth and expertise to Transparency International's communications," said David Nussbaum, Chief Executive of Transparency International. "She brings not only a unique set of communications skills, but through her work at the EBRD, an extensive background in economic development and good governance in countries in transition."
Clay has had a rich and successful background in press and public affairs. She served as Director of Communications at the influential Ways and Means Committee from 2001-2002, and held the same position at the London-based EBRD from 1992-2000, under three EBRD presidents. As Director of Public Affairs at the U.S. Treasury Department from 1990-1992, she was the Department's lead media spokesman on international economic issues. Between 1987 and 1990, as Deputy Director of External Affairs, she served as the head spokesman for the White House's Office of Management and Budget. She held a variety of press and public affairs positions within OMB from 1982-1987 and also worked to create and run the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency, an umbrella organisation to protect government whistleblowers.
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