Mary Lee Schneider



Mary Lee Schneider was elected to the Board of Trustees effective July 2015 representing business and industry. She earned a B.A. from Penn State University, an M.S. from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1991, and an MBA and an M.S. from Northwestern University.  Mary Lee is a member of the Mount Nittany Society and was also named an Alumni Fellow in 2006.

Mary Lee was most recently the President and Chief Executive Officer of SG360°, a $300 million Chicago-area provider of integrated direct marketing solutions to retailers, advertising agencies, financial services companies, insurers and telecommunication providers. Prior to her role at SG360°, Mary Lee was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Follett Corp., a $3 billion provider of education-related products, services and technology.

Prior to Follett, Mary Lee was President, Digital Solutions and Chief Technology Officer for Chicago-based RR Donnelley, where she spent 20 years in a number of senior management roles. She started her career in publishing in New York city working for Conde Nast Publications, Time Warner and McGraw Hill.

Mary Lee serves on the Board of Directors of Utah-based Larry H. Miller Group of Companies, New York-based Active International, and Illinois-based Old World Industries.

Her Chicago community service includes the Chicago Public Library Foundation Board, and the Mercy Home for Boys & Girls Leader Council. She is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, The Chicago Network, and the National Association of Corporate Directors.