Making Meaning with Mary

Season 1,
Episode 4
(62 mins)
Making Meaning with Mary
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Making Meaning with Mary

Meet the designer and leader of the Design Management and Arts and Cultural Management programs at the Pratt Institute, Mary McBride. She describes herself as Person, Poet, Professor.

Professor Mary McBride is Chair of the Arts and Cultural Management and Design Management graduate programs in Pratt’s School of Art. She is also Executive Editor of Catalyst and author of behavioral simulations, case studies and articles. Her work has been featured in three books. 

Dr Mc Bride is a well-known executive coach, a frequent international speaker and has been a Visiting Professor in Spain, Turkey, India and Russia. 

A citizen of the US and Ireland, Mary coaches and consults on innovation and leadership with major organizations worldwide. Her professional experience includes marketing, strategic planning, design management, operations analysis and organizational development. Her industry experience includes: publishing, arts and entertainment, financial services, technology, retail store development, apparel and packaging, product and strategy design. Her consulting work with non-profits, includes work with community service agencies, arts organizations, hospitals, schools, and foundations. She has worked with government on the city, state, and international level. 

Mary is also a partner at Strategies for Planned Change International and leads their strategic leadership and stewardship practice. 

She is an internationally renowned speaker. Her professional business experience spans several areas including marketing, strategic planning, design management, operations analysis and organizational development. As partner in SPC International and a citizen of the US and Ireland, Mary consults on innovation and leadership worldwide and is an executive coach to international business leaders in a variety of industries. 

Mary received her business training at NYU’s Stern Graduate School of Business and also earned an MA and PhD from NYU specializing in Marketing Communications and Systems Analysis and Applied Psychology. Mary focuses on the development of leaders and their organizational systems and management structures. Her focus is on trust brand building and developing sustainable strategic advantage. 

Mary is currently the visionary leader of Pratt Institute’s Creative Enterprise Leadership initiative and Director of its graduate programs in Design Management and Arts and Cultural Management where she designs executive education for creative professionals interested in applying strategic management to leading innovative and creative enterprises. She was Director of the Management Decision Laboratory at NYU’s Stern Graduate School of Business and on faculty in Applied Psychology and at the Wagner School of Public Service. She is currently also a Clinical Professor at NYU and a member of the European Professional Coaching Association.

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