Mary M. Roberts
President and Founder
Mary is a leading marketing communications professional with a proven track record helping companies build brand awareness, increase revenue and grow market share.
In more than 25 years of business, Mary has led major marketing programs overseeing research, strategic planning, advertising, public relations, digital strategies and social media. She is well recognized as a collaborative leader and a creative problem solver who drives results. In a variety of roles for firms including McCann Erickson, and as founder/owner of her own agency, Mary has worked in the health care, food and beverage, manufacturing and consumer packaged goods industries. Noteworthy clients include McDonald’s Restaurants, AT&T, Cricket Wireless, GE Healthcare, Devicor Medical Products, Aurora Healthcare, Kohler Company, Chipotle Restaurants, Miller Brewing Company, Kohl’s Department Stores, Northwestern Mutual, and Harley-Davidson.
Throughout her career, Mary has been an avid community supporter and cheerleader for dozens of non-profit organizations. She is a former board member and marketing committee chair of Creative Alliance Milwaukee, and the friends of Retzer Nature Center and a former marketing committee chair for the Milwaukee Repertory Theater.
Mary earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. She is the recipient of dozens of industry awards for excellence, including a PRSA Silver Anvil Award of Excellence in 2016 and was named a Business Journal 40 under 40 award recipient.
Proudest Professional Accomplishments:
Founding Buzz Monkeys and being recognized by The Milwaukee Business Journal as a “40 Under 40” winner.
Spending summers on Crystal Lake with my family
Biggest “How did I get here?” Moment:
Attending a swanky media party with Hugh Hefner and the Playboy bunnies in Las Vegas
In My Spare Time:
I’m a rug hooker; rug hooking is a primitive folk art using monk’s cloth and strips of wool to make area rugs.