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Jon Clifton

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Jon Clifton

CEO, Gallup
Jon Clifton

Jon Clifton serves as the CEO of the Gallup Organization, the global analytics and advisory firm. His mission is to connect 1 billion individuals with their unique strengths, assist organizations in fostering thriving workplaces, and help 8 billion of the world’s citizens be heard on their most pressing issues through the Gallup World Poll, a century-long project spanning over 150 countries. After joining Gallup in 2008, Clifton rose to the position of Global Managing Partner in the firm’s consulting division, leveraging behavioral economics to advise leaders. His 2022 book, Blind Spot: The Global Rise of Unhappiness, achieved Wall Street Journal bestseller status. Clifton has also contributed to notable platforms like The Economist, BBC, and the Harvard Business Review. He holds a board position at Gallup and has formerly been a board member for entities such as Meridian International, Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, Streetwise Partners, and the University of Nebraska’s International Business Advisory Board. Jon has a Juris Doctor, specializing in international law, from the University of Nebraska, as well as bachelor's degrees in political science and history from the University of Michigan. He holds a senior fellowship at Baylor University Institute for the Studies of Religion and has been recognized with honorary doctorates in humane letters by Midland University and Western New England University.