Mary Wald, Founder and President
Coming in with a strong background in public relations and Internet strategies, for sixteen years Mary has fulfilled multiple functions in forwarding the messages of the Nobel Peace Prize laureates. She has served in PR, editorial and web strategy functions for Nobel Peace Prize laureate José Ramos-Horta since 2001. She has organized successful PR actions for the Rome Summit of Nobel Peace Prize laureates, and organized Nobel laureates in support of numerous causes.
José and Mary launched the first international action of The Community in 2001, gathering and publishing the statements of the Nobel Peace Prize winners to 9/11, which received international press coverage. The site was named the number two site of the year in USA Today’s top ten web sites for the year, and has been entered into the archive for 9/11 by the US Library of Congress.
In 2002, in conjunction with the UN Foundation, Mary webcast the East Timor Independence celebrations, when with Presidents, Kings and other leaders from around the world present, East Timor stood on its feet as the first new democracy of our millennium. She organized and hosted the VIP event at the UN when the country was inducted into the UN and the flag of East Timor was raised for the first time.
Mary has launched actions and campaigns involving 27 Nobel Peace Prize laureates through The Community. She has personally connected artists including Bono, Paul Simon, Robert de Niro, Ron Howard, Michael Douglas, Peter Gabriel and others to the causes of the Nobel laureates. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, LA Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, AP and more.
She was a partner in the annual World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, produced by the Mayor of Rome, Walter Veltroni, and President Mikhail Gorbachev, for five years.
In 2016 and 2017 Mary was commissioned by NASA/Jet Propulsion Lab to produce and direct Women@JPL, a web series and site highlighting outstanding women in rocket science.
more information: http://marywald.com