Marjorie Adams is president and CEO of Adams & Associates Inc, an international consulting entity based in Dallas, Texas and former chair of the board of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth. Ms. Adams has been instrumental in working with international leaders, CEOs and decision-makers providing strategic advice building global reputation, political and commercial strategy, trade and investment promotion, managing issues and developing initiatives to meet key objectives. Her work has been focused on efforts in the Middle East and the United States developing viable and sustainable partnerships between the two regions while bringing together influential decision-makers.
Prior to establishing Adams & Associates, she served as a staff assistant to The Honorable Lloyd Bentsen, United States Senator (Texas) in Washington DC in the early 1980s before relocating to Cairo, Egypt to work for a privately held U.S.-Egyptian join venture company. Ms. Adams was later appointed the marketing manager of the Dubai Free Zone and Promotion Board, United Arab Emirates and continues to work closely with decision-makers in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and the Middle East region. Ms. Adams also served as president of the National US-Arab Chamber of Commerce from October 2001 through September 2003. Professional memberships and board roles include the Council on Foreign Relations; Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations: McDonald Observatory Board of Visitors/University of Texas Austin; John G. Tower Center for Political Studies SMU; National Geographic Society; and the National Parks Conservation Association.
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