Mary Beth Brown has been an Adjunct Professor at KU since 2016. She is the retired Vice President of Product Integrity and Supply Chain Technical Resources for Hallmark Cards, Inc. Prior to that role, Mary Beth was the Vice President of Manufacturing responsible for all North American production and tooling facilities. She was the Production Center Manager for Hallmark's Lawrence Production Center where she led a lean transformation of the manufacturing facility in 2006. Prior to these roles, she held leadership assignments in both line and engineering staff organizations.
Mary Beth has an active consulting practice coaching strategy deployment, leadership development and process improvement in both the non-profit and for profit sectors.
Mary Beth earned a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Iowa State University and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Kansas. She is a registered professional engineer in Kansas and has completed Six Sigma Green Belt training. Mary Beth is a member of the Industrial Advisory Council for IMSE at Iowa State.