Business Growth & Workforce
Background and Education
Mary joined Missouri Enterprise in 2020 with more than 25 years of financial and chief executive business leadership experience. Mary earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Missouri State University. She began her business career in the financial services industry, moved on to healthcare and public accounting, and then to public sector positions in economic development, local government, and manufacturing business consulting.
Mary excels in identifying critical management challenges and equipping leaders with the tools and support to take the business to the next level. Her expertise includes operational assessments, strategic and operating business plans, feasibility studies, financial management design, budgeting and financial forecasting. She also has experience in human resources management, including recruiting strategies, compensation policies, and leadership training.
Mary has extensive experience with federal and state grant management and has worked on programs with funding from US Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Health, Homeland Security, Housing, Interior and Labor. She co-authored a financial management guide for community action agencies and has provided financial management training and hands-on assistance to a variety of public sector organizations including several MEP Centers.