New Members of the Advisory Board of Visitors Bring Expertise to MBU

November 26, 2018

MBU’s Advisory Board of Visitors (ABV) is made up of accomplished alumni and industry and business leaders. The ABV helps promote the university’s mission, provides counsel to university leadership and the Board of Trustees, and offers MBU students opportunities for personal development and leadership training.

MBU is pleased to welcome the following new members to the ABV.

Mary Elizabeth Pauley

Mary Elizabeth Pauley ’92
Long and Foster Real Estate

A 1992 Mary Baldwin graduate, Pauley is a broker for Long and Foster Companies, returning to live and work in Staunton after representing the company in Yorktown as regional training director for southern Virginia. Pauley also has prior experience in Williamsburg-area real estate. She earned her BA in art and interior design from Mary Baldwin.

Michael Pirron

Michael Pirron, MBA, PMP
Founder/CEO Emeritus, Impact Makers, Inc.

As founder of Impact Makers, Pirron developed an innovative business model that takes social entrepreneurship to a new level. A for-profit company that has gifted its ownership to the community, Impact Makers contributes 100 percent of its net profits to charities.

Pirron spent the early years of his career as a senior consultant with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) based in Sophia Antipolis, France. He has lived or worked in seven countries and spent significant time in more than 25. Later, while an independent consultant, he completed an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

After returning to the United States, Pirron accepted a position as the manager of application development at Health Management Corporation (HMC), a leading disease management company and subsidiary of WellPoint Blue Cross / Blue Shield (one of the nation’s largest providers of health insurance). Prior to launching Impact Makers, Pirron was the director of product development at First Health Services Corporation.

Mary Satterfield

Mary Satterfield
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Before retiring to Staunton, Mary Satterfield was chief of staff for the Material Measurement Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Her career at NIST encompassed several roles and titles including senior advisor for the Material Measurement Laboratory, senior advisor for the Biochemical Science Division, and research chemist.

Prior to the NIST, she served as a research assistant in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin. She also taught high school science in Texas for 10 years during her early career. Satterfield holds a PhD in analytic chemistry and a bachelor of arts in zoology, both from UT Austin. She is interested in working with MBU on issues including food insecurity and aging-in-place, and other potential community concerns.

Hannah Vargason

Hannah Vargason ’09
The Conservation Fund, Natural Capital Investment Fund

Since 2013, Hannah Vargason, 2009 graduate of Mary Baldwin, holds the title of project manager for the Natural Capital Investment Fund, an initiative of The Conservation Fund, located in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. She previously worked as a conservation associate for the Central Indiana Land Trust in Indianapolis, and as a graduate assistant in the Office of the Sustainability Fellow at the College of William and Mary. Vargason holds a master in public policy in environmental policy from William and Mary and a BA in economics and anthropology from MBU.