Board of Regents

Gail CliffordThe Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has appointed Ms. Gail Clifford, formerly CFO of the Institute, to the position of Vice President.  Ms. Clifford will act as Vice President for Financial Management and Chief Financial Officer. 

CEO Michael Swetnam made the announcement on January 6, saying, "Gail’s extraordinary efforts to grow our fiscal assets have given us the flexibility to address key issues facing our country.  Our success has truly been possible because of her." 

Ms. Clifford adds, "I look forward to working with this great team to make the Potomac Institute even more successful."

Ms. Clifford joined the Potomac Institute in 2001 as Chief Financial Officer. She is responsible for all phases of financial and accounting management including: planning, billing, banking relationships, and accounting practices through appraisals of the organization’s financial position and monthly financial and operating reports. She previously held financial positions with the International Science and Technology Institute, Lance Bailey and Associates, and B.L.Seamon & Associates, Inc.  

Ms. Clifford holds a Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Johns Hopkins University. She graduated with honors from the University of the West Indies, Trinidad, with a B.S. in Business Management. Ms. Clifford is a CPA and a member of the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants. She is also a member of the National Association of Female Executives (NAFE) and the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA).