Mary has 25 years of experience in Smart Growth land use planning, real estate markets, community and stakeholder participation, and economic development strategies. She has worked with private-sector developers, public-sector agencies, and nonprofit organizations. She is a former Planning Commissioner and Stadium Advisory Group member for the City of San Diego and has held key leadership roles within the Housing You Matters Coalition, Urban Land Institute, the Downtown San Diego Partnership and several nonprofit boards over her career. Mary attended Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and completed the Executive Leadership Program in 2010. She also holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.