Mary Rowley

CEO/Managing Partner,
NüPOINT Marketing & Market Research

Mary Rowley is CEO/Managing Partner of NüPOINT Marketing & Market Research, an award-winning full-service agency that evolved from Strongpoint Marketing, which she founded in 2003. Headquartered in Tucson, NüPOINT also has offices in Wilmington, DE. Despite being told at an early age that she’d never make a living as a writer, Mary started as a newspaper reporter and editor in Ohio. Her career in marketing, research, and media has included The Arizona Republic, San Diego Union-Tribune, State of Delaware, the Greater Baltimore Committee, Nordensson Lynn Advertising and the University of Phoenix.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Augsburg University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix, where she has taught undergraduate marketing, PR and consumer behavior.

Mary is on the executive committee of the United Way of Southern Arizona, board member of the Tucson Advertising Federation Educational Foundation and a member of the DM50. She has served as past chair of the Pima Community College Foundation Board of directors, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central Arizona and The Breakfast Club of Tucson and Tucson Advertising Federation; marketing chair for the Arizona Theatre Company, and board member of the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation.

Inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s Hall of Fame, Mary also received its lifetime Silver Medal and Golden Pen awards. She also was honored with the Tucson Metro Chamber’s Sonoran Spirit Award, the Governor’s Award as an Arizona Woman of Achievement in Communications, YWCA’s Woman on the Move, and Woman of Influence from Inside Tucson Business. Mary is nationally accredited by the Public Relations Society of America.

She and her husband Jim love to travel. Between them they have visited every state in the US and have been to every continent so far except Australia and Antarctica. They have four grown children and 11 grandchildren.