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Betsy Berkhemer Credaire

Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire

Author of “The Board Game–How Smart Women Become Corporate Directors”
Betsy is president and co-founder of Berkhemer Clayton Inc., retained executive search firm headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, specializing in senior level searches in communications and marketing, investor relation, finance, and board positions for corporations, universities and nonprofit organizations.


She is the author of “The Board Game–How Smart Women Become Corporate Directors” and chair of the Los Angeles/Orange County chapter of WomenCorporateDirectors, the global network of women who serve on large public and private boards.


She and business partner Fred Clayton launched Berkhemer Clayton in 1994, and in 2011, opened a communications search office in Hong Kong called Trufflepig Search, to help U.S. corporate clients hire native communications professionals in Asia.


Corporate clients include GAP, Bank of America, Mattel, KIA Motors, Ingram Micro, Disney, Raytheon, Toyota, Edison, SoCal Gas Company, Farmers Insurance, The Irvine Company. University clients include USC, UCLA, UC-Irvine, Cal-State Northridge, Caltech and University of Michigan. Non-profit clients include City of Hope, Kaiser Permanente, L.A. CARE, Ability First, Girl Scouts of LA and Orange County, and American Lung Association in California and Northwest.


She also serves on the boards of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO-California); Southern California Leadership Network (SCLN); the California Utilities Diversity Council, and the consumer advisory panel for Southern California Edison. Betsy co-hosts a business radio show with Renee Fraser every Sunday on KFWB Newstalk Radio 980-AM, called “Unfinished Business.” See and


Before establishing Berkhemer Clayton, Betsy launched, built, and sold one of the largest independent public relations agencies in Los Angeles. A graduate of UCLA, she began her career as a journalist and became a publicist for Disney Studios and NBC.


She lives in Little Tokyo, downtown Los Angeles, with her husband Cris Credaire.

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