Jon Clifton
Full Name
Jon Clifton
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Speaker Top 5 Strengths
Competition | Self-Assurance | Achiever | Relator | Command
Speaker Bio
Jon Clifton is the chief executive officer of Gallup, an advisory firm specializing in big data analytics of employees, customers, students and citizens. Jon’s mission is to help 7 billion citizens be heard on their most pressing work and life issues through the Gallup World Poll, a 100-year initiative spanning 150 countries.

Jon is a nonresident senior fellow at Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion. He serves on the board of directors of Gallup and the Young Professionals in Foreign Policy organization. He previously served on the board of directors of three nonprofits and a startup — Meridian International, StreetWise Partners, Chess Challenge in DC and Findyr.

Because of his expertise, Jon has been interviewed on BBC News, C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, Axios and Al-Jazeera, and has testified in front of the U.S. Congress on the state of American small business and entrepreneurship. He is a frequent contributor on and has written for The Hill, The Diplomatic Courier and The Global Action Report.

Jon has a Juris Doctor in international law from the University of Nebraska and a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from the University of Michigan. He was awarded an honorary doctorate in humane letters from Midland University.