Mary Roberson serves as the compact’s senior director of communications & marketing. In that capacity, she is the point of contact for MHEC's media relations, manager of the compact's websites, social media, MHEC publications, webinars, and the Compact’s digital communications. Additionally, she supports all meeting and event communications for the organization's convenings. She also manages the appointment process for all of MHEC's commissioners and commissioner alternates.
Mary is a member of the Minnesota chapter of International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), the Minnesota chapter of the American Marketing Association, and the Digital Marketing Institute. She is a Certified Digital Marketing Professional.
Mary received her B.A. in communications/public relations from the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) and a Mini-Master’s of Business Communication with the University of St. Thomas. Prior to joining MHEC she worked for UNI's Center for Urban Education (UNI-CUE) as their public relations coordinator; the Iowa Democratic Party to promote voter registration in Black Hawk County; and for Kinko’s (now Fed Ex Office) where she developed extensive management experience in printing and production. Mary has also completed a risk management professional development institute course with Marsh USA Inc. Mary volunteers with the IABC Pacific Plains Region supporting them with their website. Mary is a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, Chapter ES, Eagan, and is a past president of her chapter and serves on a state membership committee. Mary also volunteers as an election judge. Mary began working for the Compact in February 1998.