Mary serves as the Chairman. She is currently the CEO of Howell Strategy Group, an international consulting firm. Previously, Mary served as executive vice president of Textron Inc. from 1995 until her retirement in 2009. She served as an officer of Textron for 24 years and on the Textron management committee for over 15 years. Mary currently serves on the board of directors of Esterline Corporation and on its audit committee and strategy and technology committee. She also serves on the executive committee of the board of the Atlantic Council as well on the board of the Phillips Collection, while chairing its development committee. In 2008, Mary received the Charles Ruch Semper Fidelis Award and, in 2010, became an honorary Marine. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts.