Mary Ellen Hickman, MBA, is the head of Hickman Consulting Partners and a seasoned business and marketing strategy consultant with over twenty years of experience in the US and overseas. Her qualifications include in-market expertise in US consumer packaged goods, particularly in nationwide new brand and product launch; developing and evaluating TV, radio, print, outdoor and online advertising at Coors, Warner-Lambert and Kraft; launching three successful small businesses in the US and overseas; and most recently developing effective, efficient branding and marketing strategies and plans to grow businesses and nonprofits in metro DC.
A frequent speaker, Mary Ellen regularly leads highly-rated interactive marketing webinars and workshops for organizations including the DC American Marketing Association, Office Depot’s Web Cafe, Women Impacting Public Policy, and the Center for Nonprofit Advancement. As an adjunct professor of marketing at Marymount University’s Graduate School of Business, she developed the curriculum and taught the school’s first nonprofit marketing course.
Mary Ellen received her MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia and her bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from Georgetown University.