Mary Musacchia’s 30 plus years of executive level experience providing business and strategic advice to senior management is now directed toward emerging growth companies providing business development and strategic advice focused on negotiation strategies, business operations and transactional processes, positioning relationships with strategic partners and board development.

Mary’s career includes Sr. V.P. for International Business Development, Affiliated Computer Systems,  17 years with SAS Institute where she was Counsel to the CEO, Director of Global Government Affairs and General Counsel, and Senior Counsel at General Telephone.

Mary serves as Chair of the Board, First Flight Venture Center, Inc.  as well as the UNC School of Law Journal of Law and Technology (JOLT).  Past board positions include: Whamtech, Inc., a small technology company specializing in real-time virtual data integration; Center for Board Evaluations, Inc. an early stage company providing board evaluations; Chair, Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED);  Leadership Triangle; William R. Kenan, Jr. Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science; North Carolina Conference on Women;  Information Technology Association of America Software Division; North Carolina Technology Association; Chapel Hill Parks, Greenway and Recreation Commission, and North Carolina Genomics and Bioinformatics Consortium.

In addition to membership in multiple professional organizations such as the American Bar Association, Mary is also a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, Women Corporate Directors and The RTP-W Network among others.  In 2013 Mary was recognized by the NC Women’s Forum for her years of service on public boards and commissions and is the recipient of the 2001 Triangle Business Journal Women in Business Award.  She received her J.D. from St. Louis University.