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Jon Clifton

Jon Clifton

Global Managing Partner
Washington, D.C.

About Jon

Advises global leaders on how to make their organizations and countries thrive using analytics-based insights

Jon Clifton is Global Managing Partner at Gallup. His mission is to help 7 billion citizens be heard on their most pressing work and life issues through the Gallup World Poll, a 100-year initiative spanning over 150 countries.

Clifton is a nonresident senior fellow at Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion. He serves on the boards of directors for Gallup and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, and he previously served on the boards for three nonprofits and a startup -- Meridian International Center, StreetWise Partners, Chess Challenge in DC and Findyr.

Because of his expertise, Clifton has been interviewed on BBC News, C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" and Al-Jazeera, and he has testified in front of the U.S. Congress on the state of American small business and entrepreneurship. He is a frequent contributor on and has written for The Hill, The Diplomatic Courier and The Global Action Report.

Clifton received a bachelor's degree in political science and history from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor in international law from the University of Nebraska. He was also awarded an honorary doctorate in humane letters from Midland University.


University of Michigan
Bachelor's Degree, Political Science

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Juris Doctor, International Law

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