Mary is an accomplished leader in stakeholder relations, marketing and communications, and business development.
Prior to branching out on her own Mary held a number of senior leadership positions in the private, public and not‐for‐profit sectors with a career that spanned over 25 years. During that time Mary's work encompassed strategic planning, stakeholder relationship management, marketing & communications and fund development.
She has delivered effective results‐driven strategic marketing and communication solutions for arts, higher education and healthcare organizations including Banff Centre, McGill University, the University of Calgary, and Medbuy Corporation.
Mary has a reputation for excellence. She is well known for cultivating strong relationships with her clients, vendors and strategic partners and for empowering others through an energetic and passionate leadership style.
Being a strong advocate for knowledge sharing and mentorship Mary is a former faculty member of London, Ontario’s Fanshawe College and is a sought after speaker.
Mary is a member of the board and chair of the Outreach Committee of ArtStarts in Schools, a member of the Women’s Executive Network, the B.C. Alliance for Arts and Culture and the Marketing & Communications Committee - AFP Calgary and Region; past member of the Calgary Arts Development Arts Plan Action Group and past board member of Banff Heritage Tourism. She also volunteers her time mentoring arts organizations across Canada through her association with the Business for the Arts national artsVest program.
In addition to a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) from The DeGroote School of Business at Hamilton, Ontario’s McMaster University Mary holds a Master of Business Administration from York University’s Schulich School of Business, with a specialization in marketing.
Her consultancy offers a robust suite of services spanning organizational development, marketing, communications, fund development and research. Her clients call upon her expertise to help them discover, develop and deepen their relationships with their stakeholders.