Gavin T. Clabaugh
Gavin Clabaugh oversees all administrative, developmental and operational aspects of information technology, and he has overall responsibility for the Foundation’s library, archives, intranet and extranet. Part of his role as VP is focused outside of the Foundation, where he is a sought-after speaker, advisor and consultant on issues of information technology and the non-profit sector. Clabaugh came to Mott with a deep understanding of the sector acquired during his years as vice president of TCN, a Washington-based technology services cooperative. While at TCN he developed and implemented technology solutions for hundreds of non-profits and nongovernmental organizations around the globe.
Clabaugh earned his bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Kansas. After graduation — and after a stint with the Peace Corps in Micronesia — he worked at the University of Kansas Libraries. He has a master’s degree in Futures Research from the University of Houston. Moving from Houston to Washington, D.C., he applied what he had learned in graduate school, working first for the American Council of Life Insurance’s social research division. He then headed up the two-year research process that culminated in John Naisbitt’s international bestseller, Megatrends. After its publication, he joined Naisbitt’s D.C.-based consulting group as senior research associate and associate editor of John Naisbitt’s Trend Letter. Twice named to the Power and Influence Top 50 by the Nonprofit Times, he’s also the first person to win NTEN’s Lifetime Achievement award for service to the nonprofit sector.
Son of a career soldier, Clabaugh lived most of his early life on military bases in various places around the world — or with his grandparents in Victoria, British Columbia. Forever infected with the travel bug, he and his equally adventuresome wife have toured multiple continents. He lives in Michigan and complains about the weather.