Executive Director, Blum Center for Developing Markets, University of California, Berkeley
At the University of California, Berkeley, Maryanne McCormick is the executive director of the Blum Center for Developing Economies, and the executive director of the Big Ideas@Berkeley initiative. She is responsible for the strategic vision and operation of these multidisciplinary, multi-campus research and education efforts. To date, the Center has sourced hundreds of innovations and educated thousands of problem-solvers who have gone on to launch nonprofits, for-profits, and cross-sector partnerships that are scaling solutions across the globe. McCormick also holds an academic appointment at Berkeley Law School. Prior to joining UC, she spent a decade in Washington, DC, serving on the staff of Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, as advisor at the Federal Communications Commission, and as public policy manager for Corning Incorporated. McCormick has a JD from Catholic University, an MBA from George Washington University, and a BA from the College of the Holy Cross. She is a member of the California bar.