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Mary Connor

Mary Connor
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Business Growth Consultant

Utilizing her wealth of experience in manufacturing, financial management, strategic planning, and consulting, Mary Connor helps manufacturers implement innovative solutions to their business challenges. As a business growth consultant, Mary helps clients become more productive problem solvers and works with them to create new strategic management plans they need to grow and keep pace with domestic and global competition. She was recognized as the 2012 Practitioner of the Year Award by the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) for her CEO Peer Council leadership.

Prior to joining Enterprise Minnesota, Mary served as a proposal manager for Unisys, as controller for the College of St. Catherine, and she also worked for Midwest Fire Protection, where she oversaw the company's finances.


  • Master of Business Administration - University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management, Minneapolis, MN
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration and business education - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Certifications and Training
Blandin Community Leadership Program
Ewing Marion Kaufman Foundation certified in:

  • Intrinsic Coach
  • Social Styles Trainer
  • Family Business Advisor
  • FastTrac for Manufacturing

Professional training in:

  • Industrial Marketing,
  • Value and Strategic Planning
  • ISO 9001: 2001 Transition
  • Customer Relations Management
  • GreenLean®
  • Lean Accounting


“Owners of manufacturing companies are courageous and remarkably talented.  These leaders seek input and are receptive to outside ideas. It is a privilege to open up new avenues for these organizations and their employees.”