Gallup announces Jon Clifton its new CEO alongside Jim Clifton remaining as Chairman of the Board of Directors

– USA, DC –  Gallup, the global analytics and advisory firm, today announces the appointment of Jon Clifton its new CEO, succeeding Jim Clifton, who had served as CEO since 1988, will remain as Chairman of the Board.

Jon Clifton, who has been with Gallup since 2008, had most recently served as the Global Managing Partner for five years, advising global leaders on how their organizations and countries can thrive using analytics-based insights.

“Jon Clifton will continue our founder’s mission of reporting the will of the world through our World Poll and global indicators of life and work on earth,” said Reggie Van Lee, Partner and Chief Transformation Officer at Carlyle, and member of Gallup’s board of directors. “Jon has us well on our way to helping one billion people know their CliftonStrengths.”

About Jon Clifton

Jon Clifton serves on the boards of directors for Gallup and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy and has also served on the boards of Meridian International Center, StreetWise Partners, Chess Challenge in DC and the firm Findyr.

He received a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor in international law from the University of Nebraska. Clifton was also awarded an honorary doctorate in humane letters from Midland University. He is a non-resident senior fellow at Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion.

Clifton’s upcoming book, Blind Spot: The Global Rise of Unhappiness and How Leaders Missed It, will be released by Gallup Press in September.

About Gallup

Gallup delivers analytics and advice to help leaders and organizations solve their most pressing problems. Combining more than 80 years of experience with its global reach, Gallup knows more about the attitudes and behaviors of employees, customers, students and citizens than any other organization in the world.

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