Alma Caballero, Regional Director, is a member of our Latin America Practice at McLarty Associates where she leads MA’s work in Mexico and advise dozens of clients on strategic planning, government relations and crisis management.
Prior to joining McLarty Associates, Ms. Caballero was the Latin American Policy Advisor at Covington & Burling LLP., a leading Washington, DC law-based global law firm, where she worked closely with the firm’s legal practices to provide strategic advice, risk assessment, and consulting services to international clients with investments and operations in Latin America, and Latin American clients with a global presence or interest in expanding their operations overseas. Ms. Caballero has also worked at the Embassy of Mexico in Washington, Mitsubishi Corporations (Americas), and The Brookings Institution, where she contributed to several publications, including “The End of Nostalgia: Mexico Confronts the Challenges of Global Competition.”
Ms. Caballero earned a BS in Science, Technology and International Affairs and an MA in Latin American Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service with an exchange at the London School of Economics. She is a dual citizen of Mexico and the US, and speaks fluent Spanish, intermediate Italian, and intermediate Portuguese.
Ms. Caballero serves as a board member of Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service and is a senior advisor at The Georgetown Americas Institute, a university-led platform for dialogue, research, and impact around key challenges facing Latin America and the Western Hemisphere. Ms. Caballero is a member of the Aspen Institute’s Rising Leaders Program and serves as an advisory council member of the US-Mexico Foundation, a binational organization that is dedicated to fostering bilateral cooperation and understanding between the United States and Mexico. As of 2016, she serves as the vice-chairman of the Board of Directors for love futbol, an organization dedicated to creating first-time safe spaces for kids in the most precarious neighborhoods in the world.