was appointed CEO of Side by Side in January 2010. Previously, Mary served as Side by Side’s Chief Finance and Administrative Officer (2008 to December 2009), and Chief Financial Officer (2000 to 2003). Prior to joining the agency, Mary consulted with major international banks and financial institutions in strategy, policy, and business implementation in international investments and financial markets, following a 19-year career at Bank of America in international syndicated lending and investment management. She has consulted in the nonprofit sector and formerly served on the board of directors for the Marin Humane Society.
Mary is a California native, and lived and worked in both New York and Latin America before returning to the Bay Area. She is proficient in Spanish and French and received her bachelor’s degree in economics at the University of California, Riverside, Phi Beta Kappa. She holds a master’s in business administration in Finance and International Business from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley as well as the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.