As a long time Chicago area resident, Mary Shutack’s sales background and publishing knowledge is a perfect fit with her role “pitching” stories to local media. Her strong account management experience enables her to understand client needs and convert/transfer them to marketable story ideas. Client stories have appeared in: The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun Times, The Boston Globe, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Culinary Trends Magazine, The Detroit News, The Miami Herald, Rockford Register Star, Springfield Herald & Review, and numerous other metropolitan Chicago newspapers.
With more than 10 years experience in the print media business serving industrial and electronics markets, Mary brings a strong business-to-business marketing know-how to assist clients in building brand awareness and expanding their business.
Formerly Region Manager for Electronic Engineering Times, a weekly business and technology newspaper serving the high growth electronics market, Mary managed a million-dollar region. She used her technical marketing knowledge and sales expertise to not only meet client’s advertising needs but create custom solutions to expand their target markets. Major clients from the Midwest included: Control Data, 3M, Honeywell, Inc., NCR, Pioneer Electronics, VTC Inc. and Nichicon America Corp. She received the Salesperson of the Year Award by obtaining the largest market share growth in the industry.
Prior to this, Mary gained first hand knowledge of the hospitality industry working as a Human Resource Specialist and Recruiter for Dunfey’s Ambassador East Hotel in Chicago. Her experience provided valuable insight into the intricacies and special needs of the hotel and restaurant service business.