The Volcker Alliance Welcomes New Staff

The Volcker Alliance has welcomed three staff members.

Veryl Clark joined the Volcker Alliance in November 2023 as executive assistant to the president. Veryl previously worked as executive assistant to Gail Fosler at The GailFosler Group and The Conference Board. Prior to that role, he worked as an administrative assistant at DHL Worldwide Express. In his free time, Veryl is an artist specializing in digital and fiber art. Veryl holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in theater and French from the University of Texas.

Veryl Clark headshot“Having worked with Mr. Volcker and his office for several years in a previous position, I am honored to be joining the team that continues his legacy of integrity in government. This is an organization that honors Mr. Volcker’s vision of public service while not being afraid to find innovative ways to carry it forward into the future.” -- Veryl Clark


Claudia Tjong joined the Volcker Alliance in February 2024. In her role, she supports the operational side of Volcker’s different initiatives. After earning her degree in international business from the Netherlands, Claudia delved into the American food industry for over a decade where she focused on back-of-house operations. It was her transformative experience at an artisanal wholesale bakery, where she managed interns from the re-entry youth program by ‘GOSO’, that ignited her passion for non-profit work. For the past seven years, Claudia has been deeply engaged in public elementary school operations for Explore Schools in Canarsie, Brooklyn, progressing from associate to ultimately assuming the role of Director of Operations.

Claudia Tjong“I am grateful and excited to be part of the impact that the Volcker Alliance has in empowering and diversifying the public sector. It is humbling to be part of such a dedicated and talented team, and I look forward to learning from them and supporting their initiatives on the operations side.” -- Claudia Tjong


Luis Enrique Ruiz joined the Alliance as a program intern supporting the Next Generation Service Corps in Jan 2024. Luis is a first-generation film and TV honor student at Montclair State University (’27) and has dedicated his academic career to storytelling. His work focuses on advocating for disadvantaged communities through the mediums of filmmaking and photography. He also promotes personal growth and empowerment via public speaking. As a former undocumented student, Luis has lent his support to immigrant students by teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) and providing academic mentoring.

 Luis Enrique Ruiz headshot“I am incredibly excited to be a part of the Next Generation Service Corps team! The opportunity to significantly contribute to the expansion of the program across various educational institutions nationwide and to inspire future leaders on their path to becoming advocates for social justice is truly an honor. I really look forward to bringing my unique storytelling perspective into the program.” -- Luis Enrique Ruiz


The Alliance is thrilled to welcome these talented, creative individuals to our staff.