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Morgan Ortagus

General Partner, Mare Liberum

Bio Current as of April 21, 2024

Morgan has over 2 decades of experience in foreign policy, national security, financial services, and venture capital, and is a U.S. Navy Reserve Officer. Morgan is a General Partner at Mare Liberum, a fund focused on maritime sustainability and security.

In 2021, Morgan was on the founding team establishing Rubicon Founders, a healthcare services investment fund and venture studio. She also founded Polaris National Security, a think tank focusing on American foreign policy. She is the host of, “The Morgan Ortagus Show” on Sirius XM—a weekly Sunday radio show focused on American national security.

From 2019-2021, she served at the Department of State as the Spokesperson for the United States of America. At the State Department, she worked closely with the White House on the historic Abraham Accords and led U.S. government efforts to push back against sophisticated Chinese, Russian, and Iranian malign influence campaigns. She previously worked at the Department of the Treasury as a financial intelligence analyst, and from 2010-2011 was the deputy U.S. Treasury Attaché to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Morgan began her national security career at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

In 2005, Morgan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science from Florida Southern College, and she also earned a dual Master of Arts in Government/Master of Business Administration from The Johns Hopkins University in 2013.