Mary Kurek’s motto is ‘nothing in life’ is Impossible.
She began working life as the youngest member of the NC Governor’s Staff at 19 and was awarded the Governor’s Long Leaf Pine Award for her work.
From there, she worked with international dignitaries through a US government program and an international visitor’s exchange program designed to improve multicultural relationships.
She then worked for eight years as the Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce next to the world’s largest Marine Corps Air Station and graduated from the US Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organisation Management. She was awarded a Commendation from the Commanding General of MCAS, Cherry Point for her impact.
In 2007, Mary wrote a networking book that was endorsed by the American Business Women’s Association and moved her business model toward social entrepreneurship.
Today, Frontrunners Development, Inc. houses a business development agency aimed at nurturing partnership opportunities that expand impact by matching solution providers with country leaders and decision-makers. The agency, which supports the United Nations SDGs (and centres its work on SDG #17- Partnerships for all goals), has facilitated connections and relationships in more than 75 countries.
Mary currently represents the presiding monarchy of the country of Madagascar as an appointed Counsellor for Trade & Investment.
The agency operates a curated community of innovators and publishes the first business networking media platform aimed at impact. Mary has also conducted 500+ international interviews with the platform receiving views from 160 countries annually.
Frontrunners Development enjoys partnerships with several worldwide organisations, like the Sub-Saharan Open University (Nigeria) Yorghas Foundation (Poland), and Living Learning & Working, Inc. (US). The agency provides advisory and media support for events produced by World Youth Summit and the Centre for Peace Advocacy and Sustainable Development-Africa.
Mary is the co-founder of two nonprofits and sits on the boards of several international organisations that work on education, youth development, entrepreneurship, and trade.
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