Mary macpherson - Business Engagement

Mary is an executive with a background in corporate and nonprofit organizations, expertise in the role of entrepreneurship and early stage company formation and growth, and in nonprofit organizational capacity building and governance. During her business career, Mary worked in senior management roles at Apple Computer, MCI Telecommunications Corp. and Blackboard, Inc., among others.

Mary served for five years as Executive Director of Netpreneur, an initiative of the Morino Institute. In 2004, Mary formed M2Works LLC, an independent consultancy and her practice includes engagements in the areas of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial networks, non-profit capacity building, sustainability, governance and community building.

Mary's non-profit service includes the Board of Mary's Center for Child and Maternal Care (two terms as Board Chair), Honorary Board Member of College Summit of the National Capital Region and the DC Region Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). She serves on the Boards of Directors of MindShare, the Slovak American Enterprise Fund, Slovak American Foundation (Vice Chair) and the Path Forward Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She holds a BA in American Studies from Mary Washington College and received the 2011 University of Mary Washington Distinguished Alumni Award.