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Meet the Executive Director

Executive Director

Clarene Phyllis Martin

Executive Director

Clarene Martin is currently the Executive Director of the Public Employee Relations Board (PERB).  She joined PERB as the Director in February 2014.

Ms. Martin leads a staff of seven in the headquarters office along with ten contracted hearing examiners and implements an annual budget of over $1.2 million.  Ms. Martin’s decades-long career serving in labor relations provides PERB with invaluable insight and guidance for delivering its programs, policies and initiatives.

She began her career in labor with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and for numerous years handled unfair labor practice and representation cases.  Following her time at the NLRB, Ms. Martin served as Associate General Counsel for the Office of the Chief Financial Officer where she was responsible for employee relations and labor matters.  She has also served as Assistant General Counsel for the University of the District of Columbia and worked with the Council of the District of Columbia.

Ms. Martin earned a bachelor’s degree in government from Howard University and her law degree from Northeastern University School of Law.