Clifford D. May

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Clifford D. May is President of Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, Chairman of the Committee on the Present Danger's Policy Committee, Co Director for the Alliance for Research and National Security, a signatory of the Project for the New American Century, and former Republican National Committee's Director of Communications.



  • Sarah Lawrence College, BA
  • Columbia University
    • School of Public and International Affairs, Masters
    • School of Journalism, masters
  • University of Leningrad, Russian language and literature certificate

Career resume

  • 2001-? - Weber Shandwick, Senior Managing Director in the Washington, D.C office
  • 2001? - Secretary of the Interior Gail Norton, spokesperson
  • 1997-00 - Republican National Committee, Director of Communications
  • 1989-97 - Rocky Mountain News (Denver), Associate Editor
  • New York Times, reporter, New York Times Sunday Magazine editor, foreign correspondent, NEW York Times West Africa bureau Chief
  • Hearst Newspapers, Roving Foreign Correspondent
  • Geo Magazine, Senior Editor
  • 1975-78 - Newsweek, Associate Editor for international news
(The Weber Shandwick reference is cited as BSMG Worldwide in some bio material)


Former Denver newsman Cliff May, who orchestrated the Republican National Committee's media strategy during the past four years, won't be joining the Bush administration. May, who has been the chief media adviser to Norton, is joining the Washington public relations firm of BSMG Worldwide.
Bill McAllister, "Beltway Notebook: Coloradan among candidates for forest chief job", Denver Post, Feb. 18, 2001

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