REPORT FOR THE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS
UNITED STATES SENATE
SUBJECT: Ambassadorial Nomination: Certificate of Demonstrated Competence — Foreign Service Act, Section 304(a)(4)
POST: Portuguese Republic
CANDIDATE: George Edward Glass
George Edward Glass, Owner & Managing Partner of MGG Development LLC in Lake Oswego, Oregon, is a prominent American businessman with an expertise in finance, investment banking, and technology. His company is a large commercial enterprise that purchases and operates apartment complexes and rental homes. In addition to his expertise in real estate, Mr. Glass is known for his business acumen, management skills and broad experience in technology investment banking and financing. He has been recognized for his contributions to higher education, in particular his role as a Trustee to the University of Oregon and his role as a Trustee of the Oregon Health Sciences University, where he serves on the investment and executive committees. Mr. Glass’s engaged leadership, insights and valuable contributions to economic development, especially in the global technology sector, make him well qualified to serve as Ambassador to Portugal.
Prior to establishing MGG Development in 2015, Mr. Glass was Founder, President and Vice Chairman of Pacific Crest Securities, a pre-eminent technology investment bank located in Portland, Oregon (1990-2014), Director of Fixed Income and Institutional Sales, Gallagher Capital Corporation, Portland, Oregon (1984-1990) and U.S. Treasury and Agency Bond Trader for the Investment Division of U.S. National Bank, U.S. National Bank, Portland, Oregon (1982-1984). He has served on numerous private and public boards and advisory councils.
Mr. Glass earned a B.S. from The University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon in 1989. He received the “Outstanding Young Alumnus Award” from the University of Oregon in 2004.