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Brenda EddyJoseph FabricatoreKen Larson
Rosanne RenMary Bankston

Mary Bankston has had her own consulting practice for seven years and has twenty years of management experience in Fortune 200 service companies. Her specialty is helping clients improve bottom line results in rapidly changing, competitive environments by creating and implementing innovative strategies. During her corporate career she held senior management positions in strategic planning, marketing, line operations and human resources and has served in roles as diverse as line manager, staff officer, human resources executive and consultant.

Having worked in these multiple environments Mary well understands the special challenges of leading the development and implementation change. In her consulting career she has managed projects in strategic planning, market segmentation, sales promotion, transition planning, business performance improvement, organizational structure and incentive compensation. Her client list includes U.S. Bank, Union Bank of California, Wells Fargo Bank, California Bank and Trust, eosbank (Internet bank), TBG Financial, Farmers Insurance, Health Net, McKesson, New Energy Ventures (startup electricity provider), Verio (Internet service provider), UCLA Medical Center, Right Associates, the Counsel of California Community Foundations (3CF) and others.

She has also consulted with the boards of the Southern California March of Dimes, the YWCA of Glendale, the UCLA Medical Center Board of Advisors and the Sheriff’s Youth Foundation.

Prior to her consulting career, Mary served as the Vice President of Planning for the Southern California Gas Company where she reported to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and was responsible for strategic planning, corporate development, economic analysis and competitive information. For an interim period she was also responsible for personnel compensation and benefits, administration and systems development for human resources.

Prior to her utility experience Mary spent seventeen years in banking. Her last position in that industry was Senior Vice President of Marketing and Planning at First Interstate Bank. . Her responsibilities theren included strategic planning, product management and development, marketing information and research, advertising, sales and service support and product systems. She joined First Interstate in the capacity of Vice President and District Manager where she was responsible for fourteen branches in the Los Angeles area with over half of a billion dollars in deposits and loans.