The Albright Group

Who We Are

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, James C. O'Brien, and Wendy R. Sherman. Additionally, we have a world-wide network of experts, supported by an in-house team.

Madeleine K. Albright

Madeleine Albright served as the 64th Secretary of State of the United States. She was the first woman Secretary of State and the highest-ranking woman in the history of the United States government. As Secretary, Dr. Albright reinforced America’s alliances, advocated democracy and human rights, and promoted American trade and business, labor and environmental standards abroad. Serving as a member of the President’s Cabinet and National Security Council for eight years, Dr. Albright was the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 1993 to 1997. Dr. Albright is the first Michael and Virginia Mortara Endowed Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service and the first Distinguished Scholar of the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan Business School. Dr. Albright is the Chairman of The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs and also serves on the Board of Directors of the New York Stock Exchange.

Carol M. Browner

Carol Browner served as head of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, a $7 billion, 18,000-employee agency responsible for protecting the public’s air, water, and the health of their communities. She served as a member of the President’s Cabinet for eight years. Ms. Browner, an attorney, is widely recognized for her innovative partnerships with the business community and non-governmental organizations, forging common sense, cost-effective solutions to public health and environmental challenges. Accomplishments during her tenure included enacting the strongest-ever national air pollution standards, creating innovative and flexible alternatives to traditional regulatory programs, and leveraging more than $1 billion in public and private funds to cleanup brownfields.

James C. O’Brien

James O’Brien has more than a decade of high-level experience in U.S. foreign policy. At the Department of State he served as special presidential envoy for the Balkans and senior adviser to the Secretary, with special responsibility for matching the Department's priorities and its $23 billion budget. He participated in numerous high-profile international negotiations, including leading roles in the Dayton Agreement for peace in Bosnia, agreements to control weapons of mass destruction in the former Soviet Union, international trade in hazardous and recycling materials, and intellectual property rights for scientific cooperation with China. Mr. O’Brien also worked to make public-private sector partnerships and corporate-social responsibility a central element in American foreign policy. He is a graduate of the Yale Law School.

Wendy R. Sherman

Wendy Sherman has twenty-five years of public- and private-sector executive-level management experience. She has served as Counselor of the Department of State, Special Advisor to the President and Secretary of State on North Korea, and Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs which included responsibility for securing the Department's more than $23 billion annual budget appropriation. As a chief troubleshooter to two Secretaries of State, Ambassador Sherman's portfolio included Asia, the Middle East, Central America, North Korea, Russia and Cuba, as well as transnational issues. She directed the Fannie Mae Foundation as President and CEO and also served as a member of the Fannie Mae Operating Committee.

Suzanne A. George

Suzy George, an attorney, draws on more than 10 years of diplomatic experience to provide strategic counsel and practical advice to clients. She served as Deputy Chief of Staff at the Department of State, where she managed projects in over 100 countries. Ms. George was also an advisor to then Ambassador Albright at the US Mission to the United Nations.

Nathan D. Tibbits

Nate Tibbits combines an MBA in strategic marketing with business insight and international political experience. Prior to joining The Albright Group, Mr. Tibbits served as Director of Operations for The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, where he managed election observation delegations in emerging democracies in Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East and oversaw global operations and management priorities for offices in over 40 countries.

Edward H. Lieberman, Counsel

Ed Lieberman serves as legal counsel and advisor to The Albright Group LLC. Mr. Lieberman has spent over twenty-five years advising U.S. companies on a wide variety of international legal and business issues, most recently as a partner at Coudert Brothers. His expertise includes commercial and tax advice to U.S. and foreign companies on multinational business operations, including multi-billion dollar privatizations of oil and gas assets in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Russia, as well as the development of tax and commercial legislation for the governments of Hungary, Russia and Kazakhstan.

What We Do

The Albright Group is a global strategy firm that works with businesses and organizations to achieve their objectives, improve their returns, and enhance relationships with key stakeholders. We meet the needs of our clients with insight, innovation and integrity.

We help clients:

Samples of Success

We have supported industry leaders in health care, telecommunications, entertainment, consumer products, water, information technology, energy, emergency response and environmental protection, among others. Our clients have ranged from Fortune 50 companies and venture-funded startups, to foundations and not-for-profit organizations. Our successes include:

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