Mary Hills

Mary's career as a marketing and communication professional has been in companies undergoing significant evolution, change and growth. She has held leadership positions with responsibility for developing plans and schemas to support long term growth and business sustainability goals.  Innovation, development and strategic alliances were key strategies for success.  In addition, she has more than 20 years experience and expertise in designing and delivering training and development programs for companies and organizations, bringing theories, models and frameworks into everyday practice.

Earlier in her career, Mary held management positions at The First Wisconsin National Bank - Milwaukee, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, NiSource, Northern Trust, Center for Management Development and Whiteco Advertising Agency.  

In addition to HeimannHills, Mary serves as Adjunct Faculty in the MS - Global Strategic Communication program at Loyola University Chicago.  She teaches Organizational Leadership and Change Management, Communication Ethics and Law, Corporate Communication and has recently designed and is teaching the Graduate Capstone.  Mary also serves as an MBA Visiting Professor at Keller Graduate School of Management.  She holds graduate teaching certifications in marketing management, advertising/IMC, consumer behavior, research, sales force management, channels of distribution, new product development and sustainability marketing.  She is a certified blended learning strategist.

Mary holds a BS in Business – Marketing/Finance from Marquette University and an MA in Organizational Communication from Purdue University. She is a six sigma green belt and an Accredited Business Communicator through the International Association of Business Communicators.  Mary was named the 2012 IABC Chairman Award recipient, recognizing her work in advancing global standards in organizational communication. IABC Chicago awarded her the 2015 Karen Utterback Award.  In 2016, she was named an IABC Fellow.  

Mary speaks internationally and nationally on marketing, communication, standards and practices and women's leadership topics. She is licensed in Adobe Connect and WebEx, using these to conduct virtual professional learning and education sessions.  

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