Clifford Brody (“Cliff”) serves as the CEO of the National Performing Arts Funding Exchange.
Born and raised in New York City and a long-time resident of Washington, D.C., Brody has had professional incarnations as an Army officer (Vietnam veteran), U.S. diplomat, international business and marketing consultant and strategic partner to multinational companies (e.g. Citibank, American Airlines, AT&T, Dell, Avon, Delta Airlines), entrepreneur, and husband, father, brother, and uncle.
Not all of these jobs, he is quick to admit, worked out quite the way he or anyone else expected. And like many others, Brody believes, the failures encountered along the way taught him far more valuable lessons than did any success.
Nominally retired (“That’ll be the day!”), Brody now spends a fair amount of time working with not-for-profits to advance their missions in childhood education, health services for seniors and the less fortunate, and the performing arts. He is author of “Commitments“, an unusual work of creative non-fiction, punctuated by intimate moments from his own life, that explores the reasons why people make commitments, break them, and repeat the cycle again and again… as he believes they should no matter what the pain. (back to Team page)