Employee Spotlight: Mary Young

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Mary Young was born and raised in Torrance, CA. Coming from a family of seven children, she grew up with a very strong work ethic, strong faith, and high priority on quality family time. Mary graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s in Business from USC. She was also a USC Song Girl for all four years (following in her older sister’s footsteps) and got to travel throughout the US, Japan, and Australia, as well as participate in the New Year’s Day Rose Parade, twice.  

Mary started her professional career in Banking & Insurance. She enjoyed staying active after college- working out and dancing- which led to winning a regional fitness competition: Miss Fitness America, and a transition into television production and event promotion for ESPN2.

After getting married, she found a new opportunity in the garment industry with Disney’s largest worldwide manufacturer, running the production and logistics departments and overseeing $100 million in merchandise a year for nearly 10 years. After her second child, she chose to take some time off to focus on her family for a few years.

In 2007, Mary found a home here at Wayne Perry. Her role in compliance has continued to expand over the past 4 ½ years. She has worked with Ron and the Construction department on just about every kind of project: from EVR upgrades, UST Installs, Ground Ups and Demo’s. Mary also handles our SB989 compliance testing program and works with various clients and PM’s to ensure state mandated compliance laws and timeframes are maintained. Currently she has also taken on another role as part of WPI’s Health & Safety Council team. She enjoys the fact that no two days are the same.