Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group
Secretary Gutierrez spent nearly thirty years with Kellogg Company, a global manufacturer and marketer of well-known food brands. After assignments in Latin America, Canada, Asia, and the United States, he became President and Chief Executive Officer of Kellogg in 1999 − the youngest CEO in the company’s hundred year history. In April 2000, he was named Chairman of the Board of Kellogg Company.
He also served as U.S. Secretary of Commerce from 2005 to 2009 under President George W. Bush. As the 35th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce he worked with foreign government and business leaders to advance economic relationships, enhance trade, and promote U.S. exports. Secretary Gutierrez also played a key role in the passage of landmark free trade agreements that strip away trade barriers, expand export opportunities, and boost global investment.
Secretary Gutierrez joined ASG from Citi, where he served as Vice Chairman of the Institutional Clients Group and as a member of the Senior Strategic Advisory Group. He serves on the Boards of Occidental Petroleum Corporation, MetLife, Time Warner, and Viridis Learning.
Secretary Gutierrez is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Meridian International Center, and a Member of the Board of the U.S.-Mexico Foundation. He is a member of George W. Bush Institute’s Human Freedom Advisory Council.
Secretary Gutierrez also serves on the Advisory Committee for Presidential Leadership Scholars, a program established in partnership with the U.S. presidential centers of George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Lyndon B. Johnson.
He is chairman of Republicans for Immigration Reform, the political action group that he co-founded in 2012. He also serves as a National Trustee at the University of Miami and as a visiting scholar at the University’s Institute for Cuban and Cuban American Studies. He was born in Havana, Cuba. He is married to Edilia, and has three grown children.