Mary Ceccanese


Executive Education Affiliate

Mary is energized and motivated by her desire to share the realm of Positive Organizational Scholarship. Celebrating over twenty years of professional experience working with all levels of staff within corporate environments and higher education, she offers dynamic and informative theory-to-practice tools and exercises developed by the faculty of CPO. One of these tools, the Task-Enabling™ Exercise, she co-authored with Jane Dutton. Presenting positive and empowering interactive presentations, Mary engages attendees with research-based practices applied to work-life scenarios that can be immediately applied to their day-to-day life. Her presentations have been attended by thousands with unique and diverse backgrounds ranging from small departments to large corporations in both the for-profit and non-profit arenas. In 2010 she received the University of Michigan’s highest award given to staff — the Candace J. Johnson Award for Excellence. In 2015, she was voted “Woman of the Year” by the Ann Arbor Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association.