September 27, 2016

Mary Parkinson


MPAssistant Account Executive

Mary Parkinson serves on a variety of Franco’s consumer and nonprofit accounts providing support with media relations, media monitoring and events.

Prior to joining Franco, Mary gained expertise interning with Good Morning America, World News with Diane Sawyer and WXYZ Detroit. While working in Washington D.C. for ABC News she was able to cover stories including the 2012 presidential election, the General Petraeus scandal and Hurricane Sandy. She was even invited back to ABC after her first internship to help cover the 2013 Presidential Inauguration.

After returning to metro Detroit and shifting her professional focus to public relations, Mary interned for a large international PR agency with clients in the automotive and consumer industries.

Mary is a born and raised metro Detroiter and is thrilled to work in the city she loves. When Mary is not in the office, she enjoys traveling the world with her husband, Zac. They have already traveled to places like Tahiti and Salt Lake City but there are many more locations on their bucket list they cannot wait to visit.

Mary and Zac are also strong supporters of their local church. On weekends you are likely to find them volunteering for church events or youth group activities.

Mary holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Michigan State University.