Clayton Allen

Vice President, Special Situations

Clayton Allen joined Height in May 2017, bringing experience on energy and security matters with over six years in government as both a policy advisor in the U.S. Senate and a Presidential Appointee in the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). In the Senate, Clayton worked for both Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. In these roles, Clayton focused on U.S. oil and gas policy, including work streamlining the LNG export regime, revising the crude export ban, and updating offshore drilling regulations in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. In addition, Clayton worked extensively on U.S. arctic policy, national security and defense, and specific factors leading to the growth of ISIL. While at the NNSA, Clayton worked on nuclear deterrence provisions of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act as well as on ongoing NNSA counterterrorism, counterproliferation, and treaty verification and monitoring activities. Clayton graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in Political Communication. He also has a MBA from Georgetown University. Clayton has appeared on Fox Business Network and Marketplace. He has been quoted in the Washington Post, Bloomberg, Politico, and Vox among other news outlets.