Mary Ann Brennan
Fortune 1000 Executive Consultant and Game Changer
Advertising | Marketing | Operations | Procurement | Author | Professor
Areas of Expertise:
30 years executive and general business experience across various industries, 5 years teaching undergrad level, 10+ years on boards at universities and other orgs.
Mary Ann is an Advertising/Marketing, Global Supply Chain/Operations, and Sales leader with experience within the CPG, Retail, Telecommunications, Non-Profit, Entertainment, Financial Services and Advertising industries.
Mary Ann currently serves as a Consultant and Chief Operating Officer of 9thwonder, a small independent advertising agency with 10 locations and less than 250 employees globally.
Prior to 9thWonder, Mary Ann held various senior level roles for Fortune 500 companies whereby she oversaw large marketing and procurement teams with budgets and indirect spend of more than $2B for global companies with
$5-85B in revenue. Mary Ann has worked and traveled globally, and has been based in 6 major US cities. She built large global teams and contributed to $400MM+ in efficiencies. As a marketer and advertiser, Mary Ann led efforts for various brands; Jack in the Box, Ford, Honda, Phillips 66, Motiva 76, Natrol, Memorial Hermann, Energy Corridor, adidas, various pro sports teams, Time Warner/Six Flags, Bank of America, Express, The Limited, and Wells Fargo. As a procurement professional she has worked on toy and athletic brands; adidas, Yeezy, Reebok, Barbie, Hot Wheels, American Girl,
and Fisher Price.
Mary Ann earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern California (USC) Marshall School of Business with a dual emphasis in Marketing and Finance. She is an author, member, teacher and speaker of several trade, education and nonprofit organizations:
- The CMO Collective member
- 4A’s member and partner
- The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) member, Committee Chair and Conference Host
- The World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) Conference Host and Mentor
- Founder, Marketing Me (mentorship program) and Alpha St8 Consulting (freelance consulting)
- USC Alumni Association Board of Governors and Executive Committee/Board Member 2014-2019 -
USC Center for Global Supply Chain Management Board Advisor 2017-2020
- Current Advisory Board
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