Mary Ann is committed to helping member companies become sustainability leaders ready to thrive in the evolving global economy. She manages relationships with a portfolio of member companies in the retail, technology and healthcare sectors, working to strengthen their sustainability performance and disclosure through ongoing stakeholder engagement, program development and strategic guidance.
Mary Ann comes to Ceres with 15 years of corporate experience, most recently in the Corporate Social Responsibility team at Dunkin’ Brands (Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins), where she spent 7 years helping to create and build the company’s sustainability program. In that time she also led creation, design and publication of the company’s CSR reports, and provided subject matter expertise on a range of issues including sustainable agriculture, waste and recycling, sustainable packaging, energy and climate, animal welfare and shareholder advocacy. Prior her stint in CSR, Mary Ann was a Senior Paralegal in the company’s Legal team, where she developed a broad knowledge of franchising and the food and beverage industry.
Mary Ann holds a B.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts Boston and a Paralegal Certificate from Northeastern University.