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NHTSA Leadership

Sean Clayton

Associate Administrator, Administration

Sean Clayton, NHTSA’s Associate Administrator for Administration, provides leadership to the offices of human resources, administrative and management services, and executive correspondence. His team supports NHTSA’s program offices by delivering outstanding mission support, employee engagement, talent management and workforce planning.

Clayton has a federal career that incorporates strategic planning, marketing and communication, organizational development, performance analytics, and process improvement to positively influence the organizations for which he has worked. Prior to joining NHTSA, he led the human capital services office at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. His federal service also includes key leadership positions at the National Archives and Records Administration and the Social Security Administration. Earlier in his career, he served as a human capital specialist for the Department of Energy and as an equal employment opportunity specialist for the Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency. Previously, Clayton led a team-taught workshop on generational differences, and he has been featured on Black Entertainment Television and in Government Executive magazine for his work on civil rights and diversity and inclusion initiatives. 

Clayton received a bachelor’s degree in politics from Ursinus College and a master’s degree in public administration from American University.