Mary McClymont

President, Public Welfare Foundation

Mary E. McClymont has served at the Public Welfare Foundation in Washington, D.C. as its president since February 2011. Previously, she served as executive director of Global Rights, an international human rights organization, and as president and chief executive officer of InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S. international development NGOs. She held various executive positions at the Ford Foundation, including as vice president of the Peace and Social Justice Program.

McClymont earlier served as the national director for legalization of the Migration and Refugee Services, U.S. Catholic Conference; senior staff counsel of the National Prison Project of the American Civil Liberties Union; and trial attorney, Civil Rights Division, for the U.S. Department of Justice.

She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the District of Columbia bar. She currently serves on the board and executive committee of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers, and is a member of the New Perimeter Advisory Board. She is the cofounder of Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees.

McClymont has an LL.M. in International Legal Studies from the American University Washington College of Law and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

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