Mary is Director of Foundation Relations for Kennesaw State University. Her development experience includes five years at Kennesaw State and nine years directing fundraising for nonprofit agencies. She is a winner of the Metro Atlanta Corporate Volunteer Council IMPACT Award.
Prior to a career in development, Mary was a political newspaper reporter and communications director in Connecticut. She served in leadership positions for many community organizations, including PTA and the State Board of Connecticut Junior Women, and Cromwell Junior Women, where she was Woman of the Year. Her first fundraising effort landscaped a city park.
Mary earned a degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where she was selected as the Outstanding Journalism Graduate.