Cloey Hewlett ’76, J.D. ’79 is appointed Executive Director of the Cal Alumni Association

Berkeley, California, January 6, 2016 – Clothilde “Cloey” Hewlett has been appointed as the new Executive Director of the Cal Alumni Association (CAA), UC Berkeley’s alumni association, by CAA’s Board of Directors.

CAA represents the 485,000 living graduates of the number one public university, UC Berkeley—alumni who are leaders in industry, public service, and education. As Executive Director, Cloey will lead a professional team and volunteer network that together leverage and expand alumni relationships across the state, nation, and around the world to support the continued excellence of UC Berkeley.

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. A practicing attorney since 1980, Cloey comes to CAA from her most recent position as a Partner of national law firm Nossaman LLP where she 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, and 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 has served under three different governors of California, and other 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.

“I believe the combination of her professional and volunteer experience, passion, and active engagement with UC Berkeley as an alumna makes Cloey the ideal individual to lead our organization,” remarked CAA President Jason Morimoto. “She is uniquely qualified to serve in this important role of informing, engaging, and inspiring the Cal alumni community to support our great University.”

Cloey has demonstrated a strong commitment to diversity in her professional 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 including the Sacramento Kings and the Santa Clara Stadium Authority, and since 2009 has been a Member of the Board of Directors for the San Francisco 49ers Foundation. She has been very active in philanthropy and in helping local communities realize the economic benefits of professional sports.

Cloey’s extensive involvement with UC Berkeley, since her graduation, includes serving as a Board Member for CAA and as a speaker, panel moderator, and reunion co-chair for Boalt Hall. She has received numerous awards including CAA’s Excellence in Service Award (2011) and the Adhama Award, Berkeley School of Law Journal of African-American Law & Policy (2005).

Cloey will begin her role as Executive Director on Tuesday, January 12, 2016.


This is a truly inspired appointment. I cannot imagine a better person to lead the Cal Alumni Association. Congratulations!
Cloey , This is fabulous! Congratulations! Lois
Cloey, Congratulations!
Boalt is thrilled for this well deserved appointment. Cloey is a visionary leader and a terrific friend of the campus.
This is a well earned, and well deserved appointment. The alumni, current, and future students at CAL will benefit from Cloey’s experience, abilities, commitment to the cause, and her caring for the University. The CAL Alumni Association has certainly picked a winner!
PLEASE do something about those thugs on campus who are destroying a wonderful campus as well as making University of California a laughing stock throughout our nation
Just a quick note to say that the pricing on the Alumni Directories is … a bit unreal. I get this is fund raising, but if you came in at $100 even for book, S&H, and 1-yr membership my guess is you’d make more money.
I don’t know you and I’ll bet you are a lovely human being but currently I dislike you a lot because you have sent my husband and myself 6 (I think) accusatory postcards and 6 more (possibily only 4) emails over your name demanding that we are deliquent in verifying something. When we try to call we get a message that the company is receiving a lot of calls and please try back later. I just spent over 12 minutes on the phone holdng for Publishing Concepts Client Services and then after all that holding the offices closed (at 4 pm my time) and I was offered the chance to leave an email message. My husband and I have donated to Cal pretty regularly for the last 40 years but we will not this year—or at least in a lesser amount if we cool down. If this was the plan when you hired Publishing Concepts to harass us then congratulations. You have succeeded. A web site where we could have told you all our info is still the same or Cal (not an incompetent outsourcing company) calling us as Stanford (my husband’s undergraduate school) has done might have left us feeling less ill treated. Instead we feel badly. And you should too.

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