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Kirk Clinkenbeard

Senior VP Government Relations

Kirk Clinkenbeard is the Senior Vice President of Government Relations at Global Technical Systems.  He spent the last 39 years successfully working with policy and decision-makers including Senator Bob Dole of Kansas, Senator Dave Karnes of Nebraska, Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska, Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell of Colorado, and Senator Orrin G. Hatch of Utah.

Before moving to Washington D.C., Kirk was a staff accountant with Main Hurdman, where he acquired expertise in federal election law and regulation. He is the past President of the Kansas Society of Washington D.C., and served as National Finance director for Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole's presidential campaign.


Kirk was the Finance Director for the Foundation for the Promotion of Democracy, which promotes goals of freedom and furthers the principles of democracy. He was also formerly on the Board of Regents for the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, a not-for-profit organization created to provide nonpartisan analysis of technology and technology policy to leaders in government, business, and academia.

Kirk is a graduate of the University of Kansas and lives in northern Virginia with his wife and five daughters.