Vice President of Policy and Industry Solutions
Mary Sucher recently retired from a successful 30-year business development career with IBM. As a Fortune 100 business development executive, she mapped innovative, high value technology-based solutions for clients based on her insights into industry and systems dynamics.
Originally, with Dane Goodfellow and Dick Bradford, Mary was the IBM Program Manager assigned to the Utah Partnership for Education and Economic Development. She collaborated with educators, legislators, and business leaders to prepare students to become thinkers and doers in a technological society. Under Mary’s leadership, the IBM team delivered technology in schools across the state, including digital media centers in libraries, math and literacy labs in elementary schools, desktop robotics systems in the middle schools, and sophisticated manufacturing design and modeling tools at universities.
Promoted to the Washington, D.C. office, Mary managed a high performing team of IBM sales consultants responsible for developing and delivering technology-based solutions to federal civilian agencies with an annual portfolio of $250 million. At The Department of Education, IBM has been a long-time partner managing the federal grants and financial management systems. At the GSA, IBM is implementing an enterprise wide “smart building” solution that through technology is creating a paradigm shift in the industry. Mary recently retired from IBM after more than three decades of leveraging her skills as a Systems Engineer/Requirements Analyst, Account Executive, and Business Development Executive in both the commercial and public sectors.
The George Washington University, M.S. in Human Resources
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, B.A. in Political Science