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Mary E. McClymont


Mary E. McClymont is president and chief executive officer of the Washington, D.C.-based Public Welfare Foundation, which works nationally to advance justice and opportunity for people in need. She serves on the board and executive committee of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers, is the co-founder of Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Previously, McClymont served as executive director of Global Rights, an international human rights capacity-building organization, and as president and CEO of InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S.-based international development and humanitarian nongovernmental organizations. She held various executive positions at the Ford Foundation, including as vice president of the Peace and Social Justice program. Earlier in her career, she served as the national director for legalization for the U.S. Catholic Conference's Migration and Refugee Services, as senior staff counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union's National Prison Project, and as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division.

McClymont has an LL.M. degree in international legal studies from American University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

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