As executive director of CAA, Cloey oversees alumni programs for over 500,000 alumni of the University of California, Berkeley, such as scholarship programs; the Berkeley Network, which provides professional networking opportunities to alumni and students; Cal Discoveries Travel; and Lair of the Golden Bear.
Cloey received her B.A. in political science from Cal in 1976 and her J.D. from the UC Berkeley School of Law in 1979.
She was a partner in the national law firm Nossaman LLP and prior to that, a partner in the global law firm K&L Gates LLP, where she focused on crisis management, policy analysis, and diversity. Cloey has served under three governors of California. She was the interim director of the California Department of General Services, Undersecretary of the California State and Consumer Services Agency, Director of Moral Character Determinations for the State Bar of California, Special Prosecutions Investigator, and Assistant District Attorney for the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office.
Cloey received the 2014 Silver SPUR Award for Lifetime Civic Achievement and the 2018 California Law Review Alumni of the Year Award from the UC Berkeley School of Law.
She was named to The Recorder’s 2012 list of the “Women Leaders in Law,” inducted into the 2010 “Forever Influential Honor Roll” by the San Francisco Business Times, and received the 2008 League of Women Voters “Women Who Could Be President” award. In 2013, she was honored as one of the “Most Powerful and Influential Women of California” by the National Diversity Council, received the Wiley Manuel Law Foundation “Legal Pioneer” award in 2006, the “Women Leading Change” award in 2005 from the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, and in 2000 received the “Outstanding Achievement” award from the Black Women Lawyers Association of Northern California and the Latino Journal’s “Excellence in Public Service” award.