Clarendon Group Announces Two New Leaders in Rhode Island and New York 


January 5, 2020 

Joy Fox,

New York, New York – Clarendon Group, a New York and Rhode Island-based communications and social impact firm, announced two additions to their growing team. Joy Fox, former Communications Director to Governor Gina Raimondo and Senior Advisor to former Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin, will lead the Rhode Island office and serve as the head of the New England-based communications practice. Rachel Roberts, former Director of Global Policy and Advocacy at The Rockefeller Foundation and analyst at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, will lead the firm’s social impact practice and will be based in the New York office.

The firm, founded in 2000 by Christine Heenan, works at the intersection of strategy, communications, content, and social impact to advance the work of its clients around the globe.

“Joy and I first got to know each other during the 2008 Clinton campaign, and her talent and dedication was immediately apparent,” said Heenan. “We’ve had the opportunity to work together on projects for Secretary Rubin, for Syracuse University, and for the University of Miami, and she now leads our engagement with former First Lady Rosalynn Carter’s Institute for Caregiving. For every project she works on, Joy brings a distinct ability to tell stories in a strategic and impactful way.” 

“Rachel helped lead our highly productive Global Policy and Advocacy team at Rockefeller and drive forward award-winning initiatives like the #Solvable campaign,” said Heenan. “She’s a strategic thinker who sees the big picture, dives into the details, and structures projects toward sustainable impact,” said Heenan. “At Rockefeller, Rachel helped launch a new fellowship program and enhance the Foundation’s convening and residency programming at the Bellagio Center in Italy. Her understanding of philanthropy and non-profits will be key in her new role.”

Clarendon also draws on the talents of colleagues and affiliates around the world for projects in media relations, crisis communications, digital and social media, communications strategy, social impact strategy, and projects in film, audio media and speechwriting.  To learn more, visit