Mary Rowley, APR
  • Bio

    Mary has nearly 30 years of experience in marketing strategy and media (from The Arizona Republic and San Diego Union-Tribune to small local newspapers), consumer and business-to-business communications, state government, association management and public speaking.

    Previously Mary served as vice president of communications for the 28,000 member CPCU Society (a national association of accredited insurance professionals), press secretary and cabinet member for the Delaware superintendent of education, vice president of regional and international marketing for the Greater Baltimore Committee, circulation programs marketing director for the San Diego Union-Tribune, and head of marketing for The Arizona Republic.

    In 2003, after working in marketing management at the University of Phoenix and as a vice president of a full-service advertising agency, Mary founded Strongpoint.

  • In the Community

    • Vice president of the Tucson Advertising Federation Education Foundation
    • Board member of Junior Achievement of Southern Arizona
    • Board member of Slow Food Southern Arizona
    • Founding board member of the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation
    • Past chair of the Pima Community College Foundation Board of Trustee
  • Education

    Nationally accredited in public relations, Mary holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s in business administration

  • Fun Fact

    Mary was her junior high school gossip columnist.

  • Awards

    • 2016 Tucson Advertising Federation Hall of Fame Inductee
    • 2014 Sonoran Spirit Award Winner – Tucson Metro Chamber
    • Arizona Woman of Achievement – Communications
    • 2011 Athena Award finalist
    • 2009 Golden Pen award from the American Advertising Federation – Tucson
    • 2008 Inside Tucson Business Woman of Influence
    • 2008 YWCA Women on the Move