Speaker 5/23/2013

Our speaker this week:

Maureen Hartigan, Executive Director - Guilford Battleground Company

On February 1, 2011, Maureen Hartigan joined Guilford Battleground Company as its new Executive Director. Her primary responsibilities include representing the GBC and it mission to funding sources, stakeholders and the community; She is responsible for day-to-day administration of the organization, overseeing and directing the economic development planning, implementation,; and providing fund raising through grant writing, contracts, and private donations/special events. Maureen has over 40 years of experience in management in for-profit and non-profit organizations, consulting and business ownership. Her key areas of expertise include Strategic and Business Planning, Communications and Public Information, and Executive Coaching and Leadership Development.

Since 1994, she has been President and Owner of her own management consulting firm, Hartigan & Associates. She has provided strategic planning and management consulting services to many organizations including businesses, government, educational and non-profit clients. Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina, the Greensboro Public Library and Senior Resources of Guilford are among her recent clients. In her earlier career, she held various management positions with Volvo GM Heavy Truck Corporation, Greensboro, NC; TRW Inc, Cleveland, OH; and General Electric Company Plastics Division in Pittsfield, MA and Aerospace Division, Philadelphia, PA. She is a strong community volunteer and currently serves on several boards including the Fun Fourth Advisory Committee. She is Past President of Women’s Professional Forum Foundation and is Secretary of the Board of Women’s Resource Center. She also serves on the o Human Relations Commission of the City of Greensboro. She is a coach in the Executive Director Academy of the Guilford Non-Profit Consortium and serves on their Public awareness Committee. She was honored to be named one of the winners of the Triad Business Journal’s Women In Business Award for 2012.

Education

University Of North Carolina at Greensboro, M.S. Business and Marketing Education, 1994
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (formerly North Adams State College), North Adams, MA, B.S. Business Administration, Major: Marketing, 1976