“We chose Mary based on her commitment to the sister cities network and experience forging public-private partnerships during her years with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce,” said Mayor Brad Cole, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “Her appointment comes at an important time for both Sister Cities International and our members, as we see an increasing need for stronger and more positive efforts toward grassroots citizen diplomacy. We’re excited to have her on board.”
Mary D. Kane joins Sister Cities International from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce where she served as Executive Director. In her role as Executive Director she was responsible securing vital business partnerships and strategic alliances for the Chamber. Before joining the Chamber, Kane served as Secretary of State in Maryland and also directed the Maryland Sister States program.
“I am honored to have been selected by the Board of Directors of Sister Cities International,”
Kane is a graduate of the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C. and earned a B.S. in business and finance at Mt. St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland.