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.