Public Relations, 1989
United Way Executive
Hall of Fame 2019
Mary Sellers, U.S. president of United Way Worldwide, is responsible for leading the organization’s enterprise-wide strategy implementation. Sellers joined United Way in 2012 with more than 20 years of leadership experience in non-profit and community organizations including The Children’s Museum of the Upstate in Greenville, South Caroline, the South Florida Science Museum, the Science Center of Iowa and the Orlando Science Center.
She has served on the board of the Getty Leadership Institute and as a peer reviewer for the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the National Science Foundation.
Sellers was recognized as one of the 2016 and 2017 Top 25 Most Influential Business Leaders and a 2014 Woman of Influence by the Des Moines Business Record. Sellers has an MBA from the University of Iowa Tipple School of Management and graduated from the Getty Leadership Institute at the University of California Berkeley and the Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Business.