Clayton Clemens: Executive Director

Clemens assumed the role of Executive Director and Director of Philanthropic Giving at Project Focus Foundation in 2023. Prior to this, he worked with the government consulting firm, Floridian Partners, and subsequently represented Florida Internet and Television as their Director of Public Affairs. At both entities, his core responsibilities encompassed government policy, public relations, and catering to a broad spectrum of client needs. Clemens began his career by overseeing campaigns for candidates in the 2016 elections. Following this, he served as the Chief of Staff for State Rep. Jackie Toledo, wherein he supervised office operations, played a crucial role in policy vetting and implementation, and managed local appropriations projects.

Clemens earned his master’s degree in public administration from the University of Central Florida in 2022 and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Tampa. Influence Magazine recognized Clemens in their “30 under 30” edition as a “Rising Star” in 2019.

He currently serves in the following organizations: The University of Tampa Board of Counselors, Florida Chamber’s Political Institute, Associated Industries of Florida Political Council, LIVE Tampa Bay, and an Alliance Partner with SAFE in Tampa Bay. He was formerly President of 21 & Change, Inc., a Tampa Bay nonprofit where he oversaw the fundraising efforts and distribution of over $50,000 in scholarships to Florida families in need that have children with developmental disabilities.

Clemens was born and raised just outside Philadelphia and went on to swim collegiately for the University of Delaware before making his way to the University of Tampa. Clayton and his girlfriend Emily live in Tampa with his brother and recently rescued a black lab. In his spare time, you can find him coaching CrossFit, enjoying live music, or searching for the best bar food in town.

Board of Directors

Eric Isenbergh: President
George Radka: Board Member
Ildes Sotelo: Board Member
Katie Molloy: Board Member
Carole Dell: Board Member