President, Sports & Experiential, United Entertainment Group
Chapter Board - New York City
As President of UEG’s global sports practice, Mary brings 25 years experience across the industry. Mary drives strategic counsel and oversight having worked with for some of the world’s most influential brand, leagues, corporate sponsors and teams throughout her career. Since joining the company in 1998, Mary has worked with clients across seven Olympic Games, leading brand strategy, reputation management, issues counsel and activation for sponsors including Citi, Dow, Johnson & Johnson, Hilton, GE, Samsung and IBM as well as organizations in the Olympic Movement including the International Paralympic Committee, candidate and bid cities. She advises numerous C-suite executives on positioning, high level strategy and issues management.
Prior to Edelman, Mary spent nearly five years at the NFL, where she handled corporate communications on behalf of NFL Enterprises, the media development and technology arm of the NFL and its 32 teams.
Mary was also Director of Communications for People & Properties, a sport and event marketing company specializing in PGA and LPGA golf and professional tennis tournaments. She started her career at Silverman, Warren/Kremer, Inc., a sports PR firm.
Mary has won numerous awards and accolades for clients and their programs. Individually, she was honored by Women in Sports and Events (WISE) as a 2015 Woman of the Year.