Clayton ClemensPresident

    Clemens is currently the President of 21 & Change, Inc., where he raises funds and advocates for children and young adults with disabilities and their families. He is also a member of the Florida Chamber’s Political Institute and Associated Industries of Florida Political Council and is an Alliance Partner with SAFE Tampa Bay. He is a government relations consultant at Floridian Partners, working on various issues impacting the state of Florida. He was formerly the Director of Public Affairs at Florida Internet and Television, where he focused on broadband policy and enhancing the association’s communications channels. 

    He began his career in the legislative process by managing campaigns for candidates during the 2016 election cycle. He then served as the Chief of Staff for State Rep. Jackie Toledo, where he managed her office’s operations, helped vet and pass policy, and managed local appropriations projects. 

    Clemens earned his master’s degree in public administration from the University of Central Florida in 2022 and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Tampa. Influence Magazine recognized Clemens in their “30 under 30” edition as a “Rising Star” in 2019.  

    Clemens was born and raised outside Philadelphia and went on to swim collegiately for the University of Delaware before making his way to the University of Tampa. He and his girlfriend Emily live in Tampa with his brother and recently rescued black lab. In his spare time, you can find him coaching CrossFit, enjoying live music, or searching for the best bar food in town.  

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