Clay Marshall

I have most enjoyed working with and helping to develop the team of dedicated technologists at CHIEF. Each team member is passionate about coming up with creative and innovative technology solutions, and I learn from each of them on a daily basis—just as I hope they learn from me. 

A technologist with an arts background, Clay connects the dots between CHIEF’s technical prowess and brand-first focus. An integral member of the CHIEF family for decades, Clay flourishes in his role as Chief Technology Officer—setting vision and working cross-functionally to refine our digital strategy solutions. Clay’s expertise and successful client relationships—including Fortune 500 companies in defense, health and consumer goods industries —enable CHIEF team to deliver exceptional work through broader capabilities, scope and influence. Not only that, but his Drupal expertise and technology thought-leadership make him one to watch on the industry event circuit—a tribute to Clay’s boundless curiosity and #BeBrave spirit.

Clay holds a BA in Fine Arts and Photography from the George Washington University.


Born in Washington, DC, but grew up in Northfield, NJ. (South Jersey.)

Noteworthy Story or Next Adventure

My favorite travel experience is one that I would very much like to have again. I visited New Zealand almost 20 years ago, but the memory of those incredible landscapes is something that still sticks with me today. And I met some of the friendliest people too.

Favorite App/Book/Pub

William Least Heat-Moon's Blue Highways.

DC Go-to's

My favorite DC spot will make me sound like a tourist, but I love the regular access to the Smithsonian Museums that DC permits. It’s not until you live in another city that you realize how rare it is to have such an incredible resource—particularly the National Gallery of Art.