Marty McVey is the founder and CEO of McVey and Associates LLC. Marty offers a better future through his vision and his experience as a successful businessman. He is an accomplished entrepreneur with more than 17 years of international business development, leadership in creating new businesses through direct financial investments, as well as recognized social justice expertise.
In 2011, he was honored to be appointed by President Barack Obama to travel over the world as a Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD). USAID plays a critical role in US efforts in stabilizing regions and building responsive local governance; the agency addresses many of the same problems as military interventions, but uses a different set of tools.
McVey has been proud to be a part of the efforts to ease the transition between conflict and long-term development by investing in agriculture, health systems and democratic institutions. USAID extends help from the American people to achieve results for the poorest and most vulnerable around the world. That assistance does not represent Democratic values or Republican values, but American values. It has also afforded the opportunity to travel and build relationships all over the world.
Responsibilities with the agency include providing guidance to the federal government regarding investments in training, research, and technology transfer to developing countries. As part of these responsibilities, Mr. McVey served as Chairman for the Haitian Reconstruction Task Force, as well as Chairman of the BIFAD Budget Committee. McVey proudly served the American people for over four years.
McVey founded a private equity firm that spurred the creation of award-winning businesses in the Real Estate, Clean Energy Services and Healthcare sectors.
A much requested public speaker, McVey has been guest lecturer at the Borlaug Institute at Texas A&M University; Trulaske College of Business at the University of Missouri; Moody College of Business at the University of Louisiana; Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University; Center on Conflict and Development at Texas A&M University; Center for International Studies at the University of St. Thomas; Center for International and Comparative Studies at the University of Houston; Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship at Montana State University; School of Business at Tan Tao Univeristy and the School of Government at the University of North Carolina.
Mr. McVey earned a Bachelor and Master of Business Administration, with concentration in Management, from American University. He received his Global Master of Business Administration from Georgetown University as well as a Master Universitario en Administración Empresas from Esade University in Madrid, Spain. Additionally Mr. McVey completed Harvard Business School's Developing Future Leaders' Program.
McVey's civic engagements are far-reaching. He has been a major supporter of charitable organizations that include Halo House Foundation, Human Rights Watch and the World Affairs Council. Mr. McVey is a lifetime member of the NAACP, a National Advisory Board Member of the Tahirih Justice Center, and a committee member of the Bush-Clinton Ike Coastal Recovery Fund. He is also actively involved in promoting the economic development and sustainability of the City of Houston, and served as an executive committee member and former Chair of the Political Engagement Committee of the Greater Houston Partnership.
In 2015, McVey was a candidate for Mayor of Houston.