Mary Culler is Ford Motor Company’s Governmental Affairs Director, and is responsible for Ford’s legislative, policy and community agenda in the North Central Region – including Illinois. Prior to this assignment, Mary was the Director of Ford’s Global Public Policy office in Dearborn MI, where she directed the development of key company policies and positions on issues ranging from advanced technology vehicles and climate change to health care. Prior to working for Ford Motor Company, Mary was an Assistant Commissioner in City of Chicago’s Department of Planning and Development, where she managed the City's Southside Industrial Development Program. Prior to working for the City of Chicago, Mary held several positions at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington D.C., including Deputy Director of the National Brownfields program. She also worked in the US Senate on energy and natural resource issues. Mary received a B.A. from Indiana University, and a Masters degree from Harvard University.