With nearly 20 years of experience in professional services, Maryanne Adams leads the firm’s marketing efforts, manages its operational teams, and directs its organizational development initiatives.
On the operations side, she oversees the firm’s human resources, IT, finance, and administrative teams. She provides recommendations to the firm’s shareholders on the overall operations of the firm in response to the evolving nature of the industry and the business. In this role, she has led the implementation of new systems for the firm, including a billing system and workflow program. As a certified Team Clock consultant with the Team Clock Institute, Maryanne led an organizational development initiative which included an employee assessment and developing and implementing a strategic internal plan to respond to the assessment results as it relates to firm’s culture and leadership efforts.
Her marketing work encompasses content marketing, proposals, website strategy, client survey programs, and marketing training and coaching. Maryanne directs the ongoing marketing strategies and executes on initiatives that align with providing superior client service while helping grow the firm’s business.
In addition to her role within the firm, Maryanne is called on by clients to serve in the capacity of an interim operations/administrative role during transition periods and for defined projects, such as system implementations or organizational development initiatives. Her experience working with the leadership of various organizations proves to serve as a valuable resource to firms and companies that are undergoing change or leadership transition within their organization.
Maryanne earned her bachelor’s degree in public relations from Marquette University with a specialty in political science, having spent a year of college interning on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. She attended Marquette on a full scholarship through the WGA Evans Scholars Foundation, thanks to her golf caddying at White Eagle Golf Club in Naperville.
Outside the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, watching Chicago sports, and walking her two dogs.