Randy DeCleene has joined The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) as the new Chief Development and Communications Officer.
Randy comes to TFAS with over 25 years of experience working in both the private sector and government with expertise in communications, writing, media relations, public affairs, public policy, marketing, branding and development. Most recently, he was managing partner at kglobal, a Washington, D.C. based communications firm, for over 12 years.
Previously, Randy worked at other major public relations firms, including Ketchum and Ogilvy, and he served at the Pentagon as an aide to the Secretary of the Army and in the White House as Deputy Press Secretary for Vice President Dick Cheney. He has a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, a Juris Doctor from the Valparaiso University School of Law, and a Master of Arts from Johns Hopkins University.
Randy is a longtime volunteer for TFAS, formerly serving as a mentor, internship host, guest speaker and member of the host committee for TFAS’s scholarship and journalism dinners. He also served on the Board of Visitors for TFAS’s Journalism + Communications Program for over 15 years.
In announcing this new position, TFAS President Roger Ream ’76 commented, “Randy brings incredible experience to the table in the areas of development and communications, and the position reflects our strategic restructuring within TFAS to combine those areas of responsibility under one roof. We are excited to welcome Randy to the team in this new capacity.”
Randy remarked, “I am thrilled to be part of the TFAS team supporting them in this position. For nearly 20 years I’ve worked with TFAS in a number of capacities and this is an exciting next step in supporting an organization whose mission I believe in deeply.”
Randy will report to Executive Vice President Steve Slattery and be based at TFAS headquarters.