Mauricio Vivero is the founding CEO of the Seattle International Foundation, a private institution working to alleviate global poverty through grant-making and special initiatives. Under his leadership, the foundation has awarded over $16 million to 184 organizations in 60 countries.
His 15 years of executive leadership experience include serving as Vice President of the Legal Services Corporation, Director of Government Relations for Independent Sector, and Director of Grassroots Lobbying for the American Bar Association. Mauricio is a board member of Plaza Bank, Global Impact, and Central America Leadership Initiative. Mauricio is an adjunct professor of philanthropy and social change at Seattle University and a frequent contributor to op-ed pages. His opinion pieces have appeared in El Nuevo Herald, Huffington Post, The Hill, The Seattle Times, and US News and World Report.
Born in Havana, Cuba, he immigrated with his family to the U.S. in 1970. Mauricio holds a law degree from Creighton University and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Florida International University.