Mary Mackey



Mary Mackey joined TBW in January 2000. In February, the other 5 members of the Cooke County Local Organization (LO) determined she should be their Vice President. It was almost overwhelming and somewhat daunting; but a determination to overcome her shyness and improve her communication skills, and, more significant, the encouragement of the members gave her the courage to stay and give it a shot. She has since served as LO Treasurer and President, Region 7 Director, state Finance Committee Chair a couple of times, 2 terms as TBW State Treasurer, 3 terms as Vice President, and the 2014-16 2-year term of President Elect.

“Tenacity” is one of Mary’s most prominent attributes. A couple of years out of high school and working as computer operator for a small accounting firm, Mary recognized she needed to be better educated and enrolled in an accounting class. It took 14 years to get her accounting degree, all while raising two wonderful children and working full time. She graduated magna cum laude from Texas Woman’s University at the age of 38, then passed the CPA exam the first (and only) time she took it.

Mary is married to J.O. (aka Jim). They have 4 children between them, all are married and scattered from Chicago to Houston. They also have 3 fur-babies: a spoiled Pug named DeeDee and 2 tuxedo cats, Tippy and Gabby.

Mary is employed as the Controller for Providence Energy Operators, LLC, an exploration and production company focused on direct investments in the upstream oil and gas industry. She has been in mid-management corporate accounting since 2005, having previously been employed in public accounting firms for 20 years. Mary takes her work very seriously and her fun even more seriously. She follows Katherine Hepburn’s belief that “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.”

Mary gives special credit to the members of TBW for always being so very supportive and encouraging, mentoring her as she has grown personally, socially, and professionally. “Being a member of TBW has shown me that I can be me… and has made me a better ‘me.’ I am proud to be a member of this organization and honored to know the magnificent women in TBW.”

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