Our Executive Director, Marjorie Clifton works closely together and in coordination with our member organizations to ensure that CSIP remains a well-known and respected clearinghouse for certified safe online resources for medicines as well as a collaborator with global law enforcement to ensure that consumers remain protected from the dangers of illegal online pharmacies and counterfeit pharmaceuticals.
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Marjorie Clifton, Executive Director
Marjorie Clifton is executive director for the Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies (CSIP) and has been helping develop international awareness and policies around illegitimate medicines since 2011. In her role with CSIP she has built global coalitions, communications strategies and campaigns to drive impact and awareness on a range of issues impacting consumers, corporations and global citizens. She has helped stand up global organizations supporting CSIP’s mission, including the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global), and participates in an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) working group. She is also called upon regularly to speak on the topic of online counterfeiting and consumer protection at industry conferences, government stakeholder meetings and international forums such as the U.S. Department of State, U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Department of Trade, U.S. Department of Commerce, the Global Trade Organization, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, APEC, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and Merchant Acquirers’ Committee (MAC). Ms. Clifton is also a published author and media commentator, appearing regularly on CNN, Fox, NBC, MSNBC, PBS and global radio.
Ms. Clifton has over 16 years of experience in communications, advocacy and public policy, and has been a consultant to global corporations, non-profits and federal agencies. Her clients have included the U.S. Department of State, U.S.A.I.D, Deloitte Consulting, Booz Allen Consulting, Verizon, General Motors, the American Heart Association, American Medical Association, Boeing, Pfizer, eBay, Conservation International, the Women’s Media Center, the Women Donors Network, and Reform Immigration for America.
Ms. Clifton received her bachelor’s degree in Communications and Spanish from the University of Texas. She received her master’s from Drama Studio London. Ms. Clifton is currently a fellow and advisory board member for the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation at the University of Texas and serves on the board for the School of Undergraduate Studies. She is also an executive board member of the non-profit Running Start, and a founder of their Next Step program, which trains young women in career development and politics.