Mary Samson - Starfish Leadership


Mary is Director of Administration for Starfish Leadership and is responsible for managing the overall daily administrative operations for the executive management team. She drives organization, timelines, communication, and relationships amongst Starfish Leadership and its clients by screening calls, managing calendars, making travel, meeting, and event arrangements, preparing reports, and managing customer relations. She is flexible and positive, has excellent organizational skills, and operates with a readiness to jump in and assist however possible with additional projects and developments.  

Mary has a history of extremely varied work experience including interacting with executives of Fortune 500 companies both domestically and internationally. Prior to Starfish Leadership, Mary spent over 10 years supporting principal qualitative and quantitative selection researchers with Gallup. Her responsibilities included helping to develop talent assessment interviews, making travel, meeting, and event arrangements and managing project timelines in the United States and internationally, maintaining Excel spreadsheets and databases, preparing PowerPoint presentations and developing standardized reporting templates, and providing support for Gallup Press foreign publishing department including preparing contracts to translate and distribute books throughout the world.  Mary has also served in finance, operations, and logistics.