Marlene Adler

Director of Operations


Marlene Adler had an eight-year career at Bear Stearns where she was vice president of Marketing. Following that, she joined Walter Cronkite as Chief Operating Officer for the documentary production company they built together in collaboration with the Discovery Channel. She also served as Cronkite’s Chief of Staff and manager throughout their almost 20-year relationship that ended with is passing in 2009.


Adler then became Managing Director for corporate communications, government and client relations for Cententia Group LLC, a private equity company with a focus in the oil & gas industry in Louisiana.


When Cententia closed in 2012, Adler began a collaboration with Colonial Pictures, a U.K. production company, as Associate Producer for two PBS documentaries. The first, One PM Central Standard Time, commemorated the 50thAnniversary of the JFK Assassination and the journalistic standards of Walter Cronkite in his coverage of that tragedy. The second, JFK & LBJ: a Time for Greatness, aired in August 2015 to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.

In 2013, Adler joined the Green Mountain (U.S.) Fund L.P., a Fund of hedge funds, and served as its Chief Operating Officer. In 2015 she became Director of Communications and Development for the Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees (MFA), a project of the Tides Center, and now serves as MFA’s Director of Operations.