Mary Ann Alger


JMU First Lady, Harrisonburg, VA

Member since: Spring 2013

Mary Ann Alger has over twenty-five years of experience in finance, small business consulting, and entrepreneurship. After several years in international banking, Mary Ann worked in venture investing in Latin America and was responsible for renewable energy and energy efficiency investments. She served as interim CFO for two companies, one in Chile and the other in Mexico. In more recent years she has consulted for early stage companies in their commercialization efforts. Her focus has been on building value and positioning clients to attract investment capital. Ms. Alger advised a student-run investment fund at the University of Michigan and a seed-level commercialization fund at Rutgers University.

She moved to Harrisonburg, VA in 2012. Ms. Alger serves the James Madison University community in the following ways: advisor to the Center for Entrepreneurship; co-organizer of the annual Women in Leadership conference; advisor to the Women for Madison council; co-founder of the Madison Business Network; frequent guest speaker in classrooms; judge of business plan competitions; and mentor to students. In the Harrisonburg community, Ms. Alger serves on the Harrisonburg Education Foundation board and the following advisory boards: Harrisonburg Economic Development; Downtown Harrisonburg Plan our Park; and Harrisonburg School District Fine Arts.

Mary Ann Alger is an honors graduate of Auburn University, with degrees in international finance and Spanish; she also completed a semester of coursework at the University of Madrid, Spain. She earned a Masters of Business Administration, with high honors, with a concentration in international finance from the University of Miami. In addition, she completed a one-year international management course at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C.

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