Because of her experience in both the public and private sectors and her recent book, Mary was invited to participate in the Clinton Global Initiative task force called Infrastructure Financing for Cities. She is active on the professional speaking circuit and is a keynote speaker at both business conferences and government executives conferences. Her articles have been published by media outlets including Forbes, CNBC.com, CEO-Read and Change This. Mary is a regular contributor to business journals and industry publications.
Before entering government, Mary was the President and General Manager of two media firms. In government, she served as the Commissioner representing Business at the Texas Employment Commission. In that position, she was a high-profile, proactive business advocate who founded The Texas Business Council. Then, Commissioner Nabers moved to the Texas Railroad Commission, the state’s regulatory agency for the oil and gas industry. She was active on both the state and federal level of government and represented Texas on numerous national boards.
Currently, in addition to her work with Strategic Partnerships and the Gemini Global Group, Mary is a partner at Capital Factory, an incubator and ecosystem for technology start-up firms. She is also a trustee for the Long Center Performing Arts, a board member for the Independent Bankers Association of Texas, and a member of the board at St David’s Healthcare Foundation.
Mary holds a BS degree from Howard Payne University and an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin. She also holds an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree and was named a Distinguished Alumnae of Howard Payne University.
National Council for Public-Private Partnerships
Association for the Improvement of American Infrastructure
Council of Development Finance Agencies
National Petroleum Council
Next New World Conference
The P3 Conference
Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission
Advisory Board, San Antonio Spurs
Chair, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce
Spirit of Texas Award
Recipient, Profiles in Power Award
Texas Leadership Council, World Congress on Information Technology
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