Former Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan Joins Albright Stonebridge Group

Former Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan Joins Albright Stonebridge Group
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG), the leading commercial diplomacy and strategic advisory firm, announced today that former Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan has joined as a Senior Director, bringing to the firm her diverse experience in both international business and state-level public and private sector leadership.
“What makes the Albright Stonebridge team so effective is our deep understanding of the different languages of business, government and civil society – and of diverse countries and cultures,” said Madeleine K. Albright, Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group.  “Robin brings another dimension to our team by combining global business experience with many years of leadership at the state level in both public and private sector organizations.  Her expertise, network, and insights will add enormous value to the work we do for our clients in every corner of the globe.”
“Robin understands what it takes to create partnerships between business and government to improve people’s lives.  The combination of her global perspective and her hands-on experience on how business gets done at the state and local level will add a tremendous perspective to our team,” said Samuel R. Berger, Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group.  “Robin knows how to solve problems and execute strategies to maximize returns whether it is for taxpayers or shareholders, and she has the kind of integrity that makes our team unique.”
Carnahan brings global and domestic expertise in both the public and private sectors across a diverse range of issues from international trade and finance to strategic planning, risk mitigation, regulatory compliance and building public-private partnerships.
Said Carnahan: “I am delighted to join ASG's leading international commercial diplomacy practice.  I have admired the firm and its leadership for their integrity and breadth of experience and look forward to putting my expertise and understanding of both state and local public policy and the needs of business to work adding value for clients around the globe.”
Carnahan served for eight years as the elected Secretary of State of Missouri.  As CEO of a large government service and regulatory agency, Carnahan emerged as a national leader in pioneering the use of innovative technology and process improvements to save money and improve government service delivery and streamlining regulations.  After the 2008 financial crisis, her leadership as the state’s top securities regulators was widely recognized in negotiating record settlements of over $10 billion on behalf of investors.  Prior to becoming Secretary of State, Carnahan advised businesses, ranging from Fortune 500s to start-ups, on international trade issues, served as an executive at the Export-Import Bank of the United States and practiced corporate law. 
Carnahan has worked extensively on elections in the United States and abroad.  She helped re-write election laws and train civic activists in Central and Eastern Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall and has led international election observer delegations and worked with civic groups in more than a dozen countries. 
Carnahan is an inaugural member of the Aspen Institute Rodel Fellows in Public Leadership program and is a regularly featured subject matter expert in local and national media and before congressional and legislative committees on finance, regulatory, government innovation and elections issues.
In the fall of 2013 Carnahan will serve as a visiting Fellow at the University of Chicago’s nonpartisan Institute of Politics.  She also serves on the Board of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, which promotes democracy and civil society programs in over 80 countries and advises a number of civic technology start-ups.
She earned her B.A. in Economics, magna cum laude from William Jewell College and her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she served as Executive Editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law.
About Albright Stonebridge Group
Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG) is a leading commercial diplomacy and strategic advisory firm chaired by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright and National Security Advisor Samuel R. Berger.  ASG has helped clients navigate the intersections of business, the public sector, and civil society in over 100 countries on six continents.  The firm is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with more than 100 seasoned professionals around the world.  ASG advises and assists companies, associations, and foundations to assess and manage risk, realize opportunities, position themselves for success, and solve commercial, political, and regulatory challenges.  The firm's global network includes team members in Bangkok, Beijing, Berlin, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Kampala, Madrid, Moscow, New Delhi, Stockholm, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Santiago de Chile, Shanghai, Sydney, and elsewhere.
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