Cleve Mesidor is a Global Solutions Consultant at the Raben Group. Her portfolio targets emerging markets, with a focus on Haiti and the Caribbean. She recently spent six months on the ground in Haiti focused on capacity building and job growth.
Cleve is a former Obama Presidential Appointee, with over 15 years of public affairs, policy, and economic development experience. As Director of Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration, she was charged with promoting national economic programs and high profile public-private partnerships. Prior to that, Cleve served as Communications Director for U.S. Representatives Betty McCollum and Barbara Lee, coordinating with Congressional leadership, Committees, Member offices, and third party groups to launch major legislative initiatives.
She holds a Master of Arts degree from Howard University and was recently named one of MSNBC’s Grio 100 and profiled by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In Foundation.