Mary A. Gailbreath
Vice President — Administration and Secretary / Treasurer
A certified public accountant, Mary Gailbreath holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti. Early in her career, she spent three years working as a controller for a real estate development company and then a decade working for Arthur Andersen LLP in Ann Arbor. She was a manager there when she left to join the Mott Foundation in 2002 as grants manager. In 2010, she became director of Grants Administration and assistant treasurer and assistant secretary. Five years later, she was promoted to chief financial officer and vice president of the Foundation’s Administrative Group, assuming responsibility for the Accounting, Grants Administration, Information Technology and Human Resources departments, as well as Building and Facilities Management. She has become well-known throughout the philanthropic community for her expertise in compliance issues associated with international grantmaking.