Harold W. Clarke

Harold W. Clarke, director of the Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) was appointed to the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA), a nonprofit, non-partisan organization of fellows who make a lifetime commitment to improving government. Clarke was inducted as a NAPA Fellow during a ceremony on Nov. 18 in Washington, D.C. Director Clarke became the VADOC’s director in November 2010 after appointment by Governor Bob McDonnell. Clarke was then re-appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe in 2014. With his NAPA induction, Clarke joins an exclusive club of more than 800 NAPA fellows who come from a wide range of professions, including former cabinet officials, governors, prominent scholars, business executives and public administrators. Some of the NAPA fellows include Supreme Court Justice (retired) Sandra Day O’Connor; former Secretary of the U.S. Department of State Colin Powell; former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Paul Volcker and former Virginia Governor L. Douglas Wilder, among others.