The Cal Alumni Association Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Clothilde "Cloey” Hewlett as CAA’s new Executive Director.
Cloey received her B.A. in Political Science from UC Berkeley in 1976 and her J.D. from the UC Berkeley School of Law in 1979. Since graduation, she has been actively engaged with UC Berkeley and the Cal Alumni Association. Past Cal-related roles include: Board Member, Cal Alumni Association, 2007-2010; Recipient, Cal Alumni Association Excellence in Service Award, 2011; Recipient, Adhama Award, Berkeley School of Law Journal of African-American Law & Policy, 2005; Co-Chair Boalt Hall 1979 Class Reunion, 2014; Speaker, "The Importance of Inclusion & Achieving Success as a Woman of Color,” University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 2012; and Moderator, "Can Women of Color Have It All?” Boalt Hall Women of Color Attorney Network, San Francisco, 2013.
A practicing attorney since 1980, Cloey comes to CAA from her most recent position as a Partner of the national law firm, Nossaman LLP. At Nossaman, Cloey focused on government contracting, crisis communication, major appropriations, policy analysis, and diversity. She is a specialist in public policy and is a registered State and Federal lobbyist. Cloey has represented major companies and organizations in the areas of water, energy, clean technology, nanotechnology, information technology, cosmetics, government contracting, public-private infrastructure projects, and sports. Cloey was also a Partner at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP. In addition, Cloey served under three different governors of California. Her past roles include: Interim Director of the State of California’s Department of General Services; Undersecretary of the State and Consumer Services Agency for the State of California; Director for Moral Character Determinations for the State Bar of California; and Assistant District Attorney for the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office.
Cloey has demonstrated a strong commitment to diversity in her professional work and personal endeavors. In 2013, Cloey was honored with the "Most Powerful and Influential Women of California” award by the National Diversity Council. Cloey has been outside counsel to sports organizations, such as the Sacramento Kings and the Santa Clara Stadium Authority, and since 2009, she has been a Member of the Board of Directors for the San Francisco 49ers Foundation. She has been very active in philanthropy and in providing economic benefits to the community through professional sports.
Cloey will begin her role as Executive Director on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. Current Interim Executive Director Cindy Leung will continue at CAA to assist with the transition process.
Please join me in warmly and enthusiastically welcoming Cloey back to the Cal Alumni Association in her new role as Executive Director. I believe the combination of her professional and volunteer experience, continual engagement with UC Berkeley, and passion for Cal make her the ideal individual to lead our organization in supporting the University through the engagement of our alumni community.