Former Obama Administration Official, Clay L. Doherty joins the FDR Library Board of Trustees.
HYDE PARK— The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum has announced a new Library Trustee, Clay L. Doherty — a Global Strategic Communications Executive and former Obama Administration official at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The Library Board of Trustees is charged with ensuring FDR’s legacy is preserved and accessible to the public for generations to come.
Clay L. Doherty served as Deputy Director of Public Engagement and then Director of Protocol and Special Events at USAID, the federal agency responsible for administering all non-military foreign aid around the world. He left USAID in July 2016 after six years of public service, to launch his own consulting firm working with clients on global stakeholder engagement, public diplomacy, strategic communications and public affairs.
Doherty previously served as Senior Vice President of Hollenbeck Associates, a public relations firm based in San Francisco and Palm Springs. Earlier work experience includes service with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Democratic National Committee and four presidential campaigns.
“I am honored and humbled to continue my public service as a member of the Board of Trustees,” said Doherty. “Our Nation and the world can be inspired by the legacy of both Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt — leadership at its best when our country was facing its worst. As I begin my service, I take my inspiration from President Roosevelt himself who said, ‘never have we had so little time in which to do so much.’ I look forward to working with my fellow Trustees in the years ahead, especially as we continue to pay tribute to President Roosevelt’s leadership during the 75th anniversary of World War II.”
Clay Doherty has had a lifelong passion for public service, presidential history and politics. His interest in the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt stems from his personal connection to World War II, as his late father was a veteran of World War II and a Pearl Harbor Survivor, having served as the chief radioman aboard the USS Keosanqua, the duty tug on that fateful day.