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Randy DeCleene

Chief Development + Communications Officer


Randy DeCleene joined TFAS in September 2023 as the chief development and communications officer. He has been involved with TFAS in various capacities since arriving in Washington, D.C., in January 2004.

Randy has over 25 years of experience working in both the private sector and government with expertise in development, communications, media relations, public affairs, public policy, marketing, branding and strategic planning.

Most recently, he was a partner at kglobal, a D.C. based full-service communications firm, working there from May 2011 until July 2023. Prior to kglobal, Randy served as Vice President Dick Cheney’s deputy press secretary at the White House, Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Army at the Pentagon and as a senior advisor to the commanding general of the Third Infantry Division in northern Iraq, as well as positions at Ogilvy and Ketchum.

For his service at the Pentagon and in Iraq, Randy was awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Global War on Terrorism and two Department of the Army Superior Civilian Service Awards.

As deputy press secretary to Vice President Cheney in 2004 and 2005, Randy was a member of the team that designed and implemented communications strategies for the vice president and his senior staff. During his tenure, Randy traveled to 31 states with Cheney on Air Force Two.

Before moving to Washington, D.C., Randy was press secretary and chief grant writer for the St. Joseph County District Attorney in Indiana and held numerous other political and government positions in Indiana and Illinois. Randy has a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University (Bloomington), a JD from the Valparaiso University School of Law and a master’s degree in writing from Johns Hopkins University.