Gail Romero

Senior Counsel, Institutional Development


Senior Counsel, Institutional Development
The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR)


As Senior Counsel, Institutional Development, Ms. Romero is responsible for strategic development, institutional communications, and campaign management.

Ms. Romero has over 30 years of international public relations, business development, consulting, and investment relations experience in the commercial and independent sectors while working on behalf of organizations, including many who have had positive impact on the world’s disadvantaged. Her area of expertise has been to build infrastructure, strengthen board performance, and enhance management teams and staff of national and international organizations as well as building strategic development and communication campaigns. Her efforts have been instrumental in improving a variety of organizations messaging, effectiveness, and strategic goals and have raised over $100 million in resources to accomplish tactical outcomes. Ms. Romero’s work has garnered noteworthy media attention and includes numerous published works, presentations, training films, film productions, and award winning campaigns.

Prior to joining NBR’s executive team, Ms. Romero was the President and CEO of MacKenzie-Romero Consulting, which she co-founded. In her former position, she worked with international organizations such as the Nobel Prize nominee Rural Development Institute, and Leadership Advancement International, as well as biotechnology and medical device companies such as AVM Biotechnology, Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute, and Core Werks, Inc.

Ms. Romero currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Advisory Council for Seattle University’s Albers School of Business and Economics, where she focuses on their International Economic Development program; a member of the Advisory Council for iLEAP Fellows; and a member of the Board of Directors for Corewerks, Inc. She is also an annual judge for the Global Social Entrepreneurs Competition at the University of Washington, an annual judge for the University of Washington Foster School of Business International Business Competition, and a Paul Harris Fellow. Ms. Romero is a member of Rotary International, Media Communications Association-International, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Leader to Leader Institute, and Women Business Owners Association. She is a graduate of Northpark University’s Graduate School of Nonprofit Management and the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business, AHP program. Ms. Romero received her CFRE confirmation in 2005.

Contact: Seattle Office

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