Mary was a four-year varsity letter winner for Michigan's winningest athletic program. An infielder, she served as a captain for U-M Softball Coach Carol Hutchins in 1985 during Hutch's first year as head coach. She earned softball's Maize & Blue Award and was U-M's Outstanding Female Scholar Athlete in 1985.
After graduating with an engineering degree from Michigan in 1985 and a Harvard MBA in 1989, Mary has gone on to a remarkable 25 year international business career, during which she has transformed struggling global manufacturing businesses into industry leaders. In 2007, she was honored with the University of Michigan Industrial and Operations Engineering Alumni Merit Award. Mary has been Chief Executive Officer of AxleTech International (formerly Rockwell) since 2002. When AxleTech was acquired by General Dynamics from The Carlyle Group in 2008, Mary continued to lead that successful business unit for General Dynamics.
Mary is also active on a number of other public and private boards including The Woodward Governor Company, The Western Golf Association/ Evans Scholars Foundation, and the University of Michigan's College of Engineering National Advisory Council.
A mother of two sports-active 12- and 13-year old boys, Mary and husband Scott play golf in their spare time.
12/03/2013 - Former U-M Basketball Captain Passes Away
10/04/2013 - Legends of Michigan: Cliff Keen
10/03/2013 - Wolverines Honor Townsend with Community Involvement
09/13/2013 - 2nd Annual M Club Tailgate a Big Success
08/29/2013 - A Grand Time At Grand Hotel
08/13/2013 - Long Time U-M PR Man Announces Retirement
07/09/2013 - One More Season In The Minors For Cervenak