Mary McMahon, BBA
Executive Search Associate
Mary McMahon has more than 20 years of association experience, with strategic and professional expertise in recruiting, human resources, employee relations, and other areas critical to workplace performance and productivity.
Mary served as Director of Human Resources for SmithBucklin Corporation, the world’s largest association management company. She managed recruiting and employee relations for the Chicago, St. Louis, and Minneapolis offices of SmithBucklin; she also served as Interim Director of Human Resources for the Washington, DC, office. Mary was responsible for full life cycle recruitment, planning and executing search strategies for executive director positions and for professionals in all business and service units for SmithBucklin.
Her employee relations experience encompasses performance management, separations, benefits, compensation, counseling, and coaching staff and management, reductions in force, and providing guidance on policies and procedures to ensure compliance with corporate policies, and federal and state employment law.
Mary previously served as Employment Manager with Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago, where she led and managed support staff recruiting. She also held the position of Human Resources/Account Management Administrator at DDB Needham (now known as DDB Chicago) where she oversaw the assistant account executive college recruiting program.
Mary is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing.