Mary serves as the NC State Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) Business Development Associate supporting IES Regional Managers across North Carolina. Mary educates manufacturers and other businesses on the services and support IES can provide to increase efficiency and profitability. She has worked with a wide variety of industries including metal working, plastics, food, aerospace, energy, chemical, and government. Prior to her role as Business Development Associate, Mary worked for NCWorks Customized Training partnering with manufacturers to assess needs and deliver on-site services and training, including Lean and Green Value Stream Maps, ISO 14001, HAZWOPER, and a variety of occupational health and safety classes. Mary has a B.A. in Communication from NC State University.