Vice President of Marketing and Events
Mary Thorsby is the hub of all things regarding Watermark’s public image and programming. She oversees communications, media relations/outreach, partner and member announcements, upholding brand standards and developing/executing our marketing strategy. She also researches and secures speakers and organizes events, conferences and celebrations, each designed to benefit members, sponsors and the community at large.
Mary is a longtime marketing communications consultant, providing research, writing, public relations, strategy and project management services for clients such as Apple, Levi Strauss, Genentech, Amgen and Johnson & Johnson. She is co-founder of iList Media, which creates online community calendars like western Kentucky’s popular iList Paducah.
She earned her graduate degree from the University of Louisville Entrepreneurship MBA program and her undergraduate in business and journalism from Stephens College in Columbia, Mo.
Mary is a San Francisco-based member of the Public Relations Roundtable, International Association of Business Communicators, Public Relations Society of America and the American Marketing Association.