BA, MBA, CSP
BA Recreation (Business Option), University of Waterloo
MBA, City University of Seattle
Mary Charleson is a marketing and media expert. She is one of fewer than 12% of speakers globally who hold the designation of CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), the international measure of excellence for professional competence and proven experience. She is the author of two books, Word of Mouth Mouse & Mobile and Five-Minute Marketing, each featuring tips for the time-starved business leader. Mary’s career spans over 20 years in media, advertising and education.
In addition to speaking, consulting and writing, she has been a popular marketing instructor at Acsenda School of Management since 2007 and Department Head of Marketing since 2009. She has also taught at City University of Seattle, New York Institute of Technology and Capilano University. A contributor to Business in Vancouver since 2002 and a monthly marketing columnist for the Huffington Post, her work has been published in the Globe & Mail, the Toronto Star, the Vancouver Sun, Marketing Magazine and Strategy. She has also published lifestyle pieces in Zoomer, Cottage and Outside magazine