The Albright Group, LLC
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  What We Do

We are a unique team of international negotiators and seasoned diplomats, including two former Presidential Cabinet members. We have decades of combined experience managing multi-million dollar organizations with tens of thousands of employees.

Our Principals are Madeleine K. Albright, Carol M. Browner, Suzanne A. George, James C. O'Brien, and Wendy R. Sherman. Additionally, we have a world-wide network of experts, supported by an in-house team.

Madeleine Albright Madeleine Albright

Madeleine K. Albright is a Principal of The Albright Group LLC and Chair and Principal of Albright Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory firm focused on emerging markets. Dr. Albright was the 64th Secretary of State of the United States. In 1997, she was named the first female Secretary of State and became, at that time, the highest ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government. As Secretary of State, Dr. Albright reinforced America’s alliances, advocated democracy and human rights, and promoted American trade and business, labor, and environmental standards abroad. From 1993 to 1997, Dr. Albright served as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and as a member of the President’s Cabinet. She is the first Michael and Virginia Mortara Endowed Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. She chairs both the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, and the Pew Global Attitudes Project and serves as president of the Truman Scholarship Foundation. Dr. Albright co-chairs the UNDP’s Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor, serves on the Board of Directors of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Board of Trustees for the Aspen Institute and the Board of Directors of the Center for a New American Security. Dr. Albright earned a B.A. with Honors from Wellesley College, and Master’s and Doctorate degrees from Columbia University’s Department of Public Law and Government, as well as a Certificate from its Russian Institute.

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Carol Browner Carol Browner

Carol M. Browner brings her background as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Cabinet-level position she held for eight years, to her role as a Principal of The Albright Group LLC and of Albright Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory firm focused on emerging markets. Utilizing her expertise to position clients from a broad range of sectors, Ms. Browner, an attorney, provides strategic counsel in the critical areas of environmental protection, climate change, and energy conservation and security. Leading the EPA from 1993 to 2001, she was the longest-serving Administrator in the history of the $7 billion, 18,000 employee agency. In that position, Ms. Browner developed partnerships with business leaders, community advocates, and all levels of government. She is widely known for championing common-sense, cost-effective solutions to the world’s most pressing environmental and public health challenges. Ms. Browner currently serves on the board of several non-profit organizations, including as chair of the National Audubon Society, one of the nation’s oldest environmental organizations, and as a member of the Board of the Directors of the Center for American Progress, the Alliance for Climate Protection and the League of Conservation Voters. She earned her B.A. and J.D. from the University of Florida.

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Suzy George Suzanne George

Suzanne A. George brings more than 15 years experience in strategic project management focusing on operations and resource allocation to her role as a Principal and Managing Director of The Albright Group LLC and as a Principal of Albright Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory firm focused on emerging markets. Ms. George manages an extensive portfolio, including market entry strategy, business development, contract negotiations, operational execution, and financial oversight. Ms. George works to bring clients together and leverage them by broadening access to new forums and opinion leaders, generating the synergy necessary to maximize the strengths of the firm. She served as the Deputy Chief of Staff at the Department of State during the Clinton Administration with responsibility for management and coordination of travel and meetings in over 100 countries for Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Ms. George also served as a liaison to the White House and other Cabinet agencies for the Secretary of State. She earned a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and a J.D. from George Washington University Law School.

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James OBrien Jame OBrien

James C. O’Brien brings to his role as a Principal of The Albright Group LLC and of Albright Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory firm focused on emerging markets, nearly twenty years of high-level experience working with international businesses, governments and nongovernmental organizations. Mr. O’Brien is a seasoned international negotiator, advising clients in transitional states around the world, including Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East. He works with clients on portfolios across a broad public-private spectrum, including consumer goods, health, entertainment, environment, and finance. He has successfully helped clients locate strategic partners with access to markets, secure contracts, expand market share, and resolve regulatory and legal disputes. Mr. O’Brien served as special presidential envoy for the Balkans, as Senior Adviser to the Secretary of State, and as Principal Deputy Director of Policy Planning. He was responsible for U.S. diplomatic, economic, and security policy in southeastern Europe and was charged with post-conflict planning and ensuring that the Department’s priorities and its $23 billion budget were aligned. He earned a B.A. from Macalester College, a Master’s from the University of Pittsburgh, and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

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Wendy Sherman Wendy Sherman

Wendy R. Sherman brings extensive public and private sector executive-level management experience to her role as a Principal of The Albright Group LLC and of Albright Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory firm focused on emerging markets. Ambassador Sherman served as Counselor and chief troubleshooter for the State Department, as well as Special Advisor to President Clinton and Policy Coordinator on North Korea. She leverages her experience as a senior-level diplomat and her expertise in foreign relations to help clients – including businesses and nongovernmental organizations – locate partnership opportunities, gain competitive advantage in the marketplace, and resolve regulatory and political disputes throughout the world. A seasoned strategist and organizer, she is skilled at engaging stakeholders and building broad coalitions. Her diverse client portfolio includes a particular focus on Asia, the Middle East, and Russia. Ambassador Sherman is a recognized expert on national security issues and serves as a frequent analyst in major news outlets. She serves on the Board of Directors of Oxfam America and the Board of Advisors for the Center for a New American Security and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Aspen Strategy Group. She is also a member of the US-India Strategic Dialogue and a regular participant of the Australian American Leadership Dialogue. Ambassador Sherman attended Smith College, and earned a B.A. cum laude from Boston University and a Master’s in Social Work, Phi Kappa Phi, from the University of' Maryland.

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Susan Shirk Susan Shirk

Susan Shirk, a Senior Advisor to The Albright Group LLC, is director of the University of California system-wide Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation and holds the Ho Miu Lam Chair of China and Pacific Relations in the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego. From July 1997 to July 2000, Dr. Shirk served as deputy assistant secretary for China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong at the U.S. Department of State. She founded in 1993 and continues to lead the Northeast Asia Cooperation Dialogue (NEACD), an unofficial “track-two” forum for discussions of security issues among defense and foreign ministry officials and academics from the United States, Japan, China, Russia, North Korea and South Korea. Shirk’s publications include her books, How China Opened Its Door: The Political Success of the PRC’s Foreign Trade and Investment Reforms; The Political Logic of Economic Reform in China; and Competitive Comrades: Career Incentives and Student Strategies in China. Her latest book, China: Fragile Superpower, was published by Oxford University Press in Spring 2007. Shirk served as a member of the U.S. Defense Policy Board, the Board of Governors for the East-West Center (Hawaii), the Board of Trustees of the U.S.-Japan Foundation, and the Board of Directors of the National Committee on United States-China Relations. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and an emeritus member of the Aspen Strategy Group.

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  The Albright Group Staff

Brandon Berkeley, Associate
Anna Cronin-Scott, Special Assistant
Kristin Cullison, Public Affairs Assistant
Jen Friedman, Director of Communications
Margo Morris, Executive Assistant
Natalie Orpett, Executive Assistant
Elizabeth Raulston, Special Assistant
Dan Sullivan, Associate
Fariba Yassaee, Associate

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