Jody Clarke

Jody Clarke

Former Vice President for Development

Jody Clarke serves as Vice President for Development at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, overseeing fundraising efforts for the institute. Clarke joined CEI in March 2001 as vice president for communications, a position she held until December 2007. In that role she led the media relations efforts for the institute, supervised the publications department and the Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellowship, and was also involved in CEI’svalues-based communication project. She oversaw the production of CEI’s Field Guide for Effective Communication, which was first published in 2004. Before entering the public policy world, Clarke was a TV news anchor and reporter for nearly 12 years. She spent five years of her broadcast journalism career as the main anchor at the Fox affiliate in San Antonio, TX. Before that, Ms. Clarke was a weekend anchor and reporter at the CBS affiliate in Charleston, SC, where she had the opportunity to travel to Romania to report on the country’s orphanages and medical system. Her reporting there won her a first place Associated Press award in South Carolina. She is also the recipient of a national Clarion award from the Association for Women in Communications for CEI’s ongoing public relations efforts regarding the safety risks of the federal government’s fuel economy standards program. Clarke has a degree in journalism from Texas A&M University.