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Mary Zalla

Global President, Consumer Brands, and Managing Director, Cincinnati & Chicago - Landor

Mary Zalla is Landor's global president of consumer brands and managing director of the Cincinnati and Chicago offices. She focuses on developing Landor's consumer branding offer, interacts with key consumer branding clients, and works to expand and enhance Landor's capabilities. She brings almost 30 years of practice and study in design, brand strategy, innovation, creativity, and organizational leadership.

Throughout her more than 19 years at Landor, Mary has led brand development efforts across virtually every consumer packaged goods category, as well as in pharmaceuticals, specialty chemicals, travel and leisure, higher education, municipal branding, community activation, and more. Her work has involved the conceptual development of new brands, brand architecture, strategic brand positioning, design and all aspects of visual and verbal brand identity development. Mary's past and present clients have included Georgia Pacific, Kraft/Heinz, Procter & Gamble, JBS and S.C. Johnson.

Mary has authored articles on creativity and design and has presented at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity, HOW Design Live, the Hub Brand Experience Symposium, The Dieline and many others. She is Vice Chair on the board of the Cincinnati Museum Center, sits on the NKU Foundation board, and is a member of the Cincinnati Women's Executive Forum.