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Clare Blaney


With more than 20-years of experience working with both small businesses and nonprofit organizations to maximize economic efficiencies and raise money, Claire possesses a wealth of financial and operational knowledge. She specializes in the development and improvement of scalable processes, particularly during periods of rapid organizational growth.
Prior to starting with Ciel Creative Space in 2021, Claire guided Gaia Passages through a business transition, provided operational and financial direction as Executive Director to The Princeton Review of Colorado, Girls on the Run of the Bay Area and Running for a Better Oakland. Claire’s leadership has facilitated mutually beneficial relationships with local government officials, funders and corporate sponsors, while always fostering sustainable development.
Claire attended Tulane University and Ramapo College of NJ, where she graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Economics. In addition to managing the company financials at Ciel, Claire manages human resources, building security and billing operations.

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