The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center welcomes Dr. Dion Clark as its director of communications. In her new role, Dr. Clark will leverage more than two decades of experience in communications, public policy, and government to lead the CSG Justice Center’s strategic communications and public affairs efforts.
Dr. Clark comes to the CSG Justice Center after nearly two decades in North Carolina state government, where she provided executive-level guidance for elected officials from both sides of the aisle, including Governor Pat McCrory and state Senator Ben Clark. As the former head of North Carolina’s sector strategies initiative, Dr. Clark led the team that developed the NCWorks Career Pathways program, which certified 35 education and training pathways across the state in numerous high-demand industry sectors.
Dr. Clark earned her EdD from North Carolina State University, where her research focused on the lived experiences of public sector leaders. She also earned her MPA from North Carolina Central University and her BA in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
“Among Dion’s many stellar qualities is her ability to work across political divides—a skill that is critical to our mission of advancing safety and second chances in all 50 states,” said Megan Quattlebaum, director of the CSG Justice Center. “Dion brings to the team a thoughtful approach to leadership. We are excited to see how her skills will help steer us down a path that addresses tough and complex issues in ways that are accessible to audiences who are diverse along many dimensions—including politics, geography, race, and gender. We are thrilled to have her on board.”
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