Mary serves as the director of Bright Spark™, Bridge Innovate’s social impact initiative to ignite creative confidence within students and educators. Mary also oversees Innovation for Good®, a new corporate responsibility program, as well as provides design advisory for Bridge Innovate clients.
Most recently, Mary served as the associate director of the Collaborative Learning Center (CLC) at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), where she was responsible for developing and cultivating real-world collaborations among distinguished professionals, students and faculty. Mary led global initiatives, such as sponsored projects and executive education program development in the U.S., Hong Kong and France that resulted in 50+ new partnerships and more than $1 million in revenue. Her past partners include BMW, Fossil, The Home Depot, L’Oreal, P&G, Philips and Reebok.
Mary received a bachelor’s degree in studio art from University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree in luxury and fashion management from SCAD.
Mary currently resides in Chattanooga, TN with her family. She enjoys listening to various podcast stations and spending time with her golden retriever.