College of Health and Human Performance

Chynna Clayton (BSREC ’10)

Former director of travel and event operations for Michelle Obama

Chynna Clayton (BSREC ’10)

Chynna Clayton is the founder and CEO of Matriarch Made Development, a consulting firm that helps organizations develop high performing administrative teams and identify and address overall operating structure and events logistics inefficiencies. From helping leaders figure out their onboarding, communication flow, event logistics and how to further develop the talents of their teams, Clayton supports leading organizations in creating a systematic approach to tackling business/events challenges and bottlenecks.

Prior to Matriarch Made, Clayton worked in the personal office of Barack and Michelle Obama as their director of travel and event operations. Her career also includes administrative roles at Disney and the White House where she served as “body woman” to Mrs. Obama during the Obama administration.

Clayton graduated from University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in event management and political science and a minor in business. She currently resides in the District of Columbia with her wife Katina Hoyles.

[Bio added in 2023 for D.K. Stanley Day]

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