Mary Morrison Alberg is a member of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center’s Advisory Council. She is the founder and principal consultant at her two firms: MM2 Group, founded in 2011, and Ridge Road Group, founded in 2021. She is also a trusted strategic advisor and business partner with over twenty-five years of experience providing advice and planning at the critical intersection of global leadership, business, and politics.
Morrison Alberg assists predominantly Brazilian companies with their international business-development strategies and execution, executive and leadership positioning, public relations, and crisis management. She also assists US companies that are entering the Brazilian or South American markets.
Before starting her own firm, in 2003 Morrison Alberg co-founded the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization spearheaded by former US President Bill Clinton to bring together the world’s best minds and most effective problem solvers to focus on practical, efficient measures that can be taken to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges. She served as the director of operations and director of membership until 2008. She established the annual meeting in New York, attracting over four thousand global leaders in the public and private sector, Nobel laureates, thirty-five current heads of state, and eleven former heads of state. This meeting committed $2.5 billion towards some of the world’s most pressing issues including poverty, governance, and climate change. Throughout her tenure, Morrison Alberg expanded CGI to CGI International, taking it to Brazil and Hong Kong. She also guided the launch of CGI University.
Prior to CGI, Morrison Alberg assisted Clinton in organizing and managing his transition immediately after leaving the White House, establishing his office in Harlem and assisting in the creation of his foundation. From 1995 to 2001, she worked for Clinton’s administration in the White House as deputy director of Oval Office operations. In that role she helped manage the day-to-day operations of his personal office within the White House.
Morrison Alberg holds a bachelor of science in international business and international relations from Mary Baldwin College. Morrison Alberg speaks English, Portuguese, and Spanish fluently. She is an active member of the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research, supporting their fundraising activities as well as providing mentorship for families. She has traveled extensively and maintains an office in New York City as well as Washington, DC, where she currently lives with her husband Ian Alberg and her children, Madeline and Carson.