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Meet Mary

Wife, mother of 3, 20-year resident of Prior Lake-Savage school district, business owner, and executive leader. Passionate about education and dedicated to giving back to the community.

Mentor / Educator
  • MN STEM Mentor – girls, minorities and veterans
  • Former GED /Community Education instructor (Eden Prairie, Dallas, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, San Jose)
  • Former Coach: Junior High Lego League/ Sr. High High Tech Kids Robotics, PLSAS Camp Invention
  • PLSAS MNCAPS: Mentor and Business Sponsor
  • Minnesota STEM Partnership: serving grades K-11 under-served and under-represented people of color 
  • Volunteer Advocate:  battered women shelters (Scott and Hennepin counties)
  • Volunteer Investigator: cyber crimes against children
  • Adjunct Professor/Instructor: University of Virginia Law School, U of M Humphrey School of Law, Metro State

 Business  Recognition

  • Top 20 Women in Tech – Analytics Insight Magazine, 2020
  • Visionary Leadership Award – State of Minnesota / Minnesota Cyber Security, 2019
  • Top Executive in Residence – University of Chicago and Northern Illinois University, 2017
  • Top 100 CEOs In STEM - STEM Connector, Washington DC, 2016
  • Enterprising Woman of the Year - Enterprising Women Magazine, 2016
  • Young Business Woman of the Year  - National Association of Women Business Owners, 2007
  • Woman to Watch – Twin Cities Biz Journal, 2008


Community and Board Leadership Experience

  • Board of Directors (Board Treasurer), Minnesota Academy of Science (and Engineering)
  • Advisory Board, STEM Connector (Washington, DC)  
  •  Advisory Board, Minnesota Cyber Summit
  • MCA Standards Committee
  • PLSAS School Board Director
  • Executive leadership positions, Fortune 50

A vetted court and legislative expert: testified and cross-examined in state, federal, and international court rooms, state and federal legislatures.



  • B.A Math, Emphasis Statistics – Northern Illinois University
  • B.A Foreign Language / Business Translation: Spanish, Minor in French, Northern Illinois University
  • B.S. Political Science / International Relations - Northern Illinois University
  • B.S. Information Systems – Northern Illinois University
  • Masters Business Administration, emphasis International Finance & Marketing - University of Chicago
  • Masters in Engineering, emphasis Computer Science - Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
  • Multiple Certifications, Honorary Diplomas and Credentials in Business, Manufacturing, Enterprise Systems and Cyber Security


Hobbies and Interests

• Gardening • Equestrian Sports •Animal lover •Music (piano, flute, percussion)

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