Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Adjunct Faculty Directory

Mary M. Hills, ANC, Six Sigma, IABC Fellow

Title/s:  Adjunct Graduate Faculty
Business Principal, HeimannHills Marketing Group

Specialty Area: Organizational Communication and Marketing


CV Link: Mary Hills CV


Mary Hills, ABC, Six Sigma, IABC Fellow, of HeimannHills Marketing Group, Chicago, is an international marketing and communication professional providing expertise to organizations undergoing change and evolution. She teaches in Loyola University Chicago’s MS Global Strategic Communication program and Keller Graduate School of Management’s MBA program.

Mary’s career has spanned more than 30 years with service at brand name organizations such as First Wisconsin National Bank – Milwaukee, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Whiteco Advertising, NiSource and Northern Trust. Her current practice brings marketing and communication expertise to organizations undergoing change and evolution in their growth strategy.

Mary speaks nationally and internationally on marketing and communication topics, particularly from a management perspective. She is published internationally, promoting the use of marketing and communication standards and best practices in management.


BS/Marketing-Finance, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
MA Communication – Organizational, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN

Research Interests

Gender & Leadership, Communication Professional Competency and Standards

Professional & Community Affiliations

American Association of University Women
American Marketing Association
International Association of Business Communicators
OSEC Switzerland Pool of Experts
Chicago Council on Foreign Affairs

Courses Taught

Corporate Communication, Organizational Change & Leadership Management, Strategic Communication Ethics & Law


IABC Fellow (2016), Karen Utterback Award (2015), IABC Chairman's Award (2012)

Selected Publications

Graduate Thesis: Women leaders in Financial Institutions: Towards the Identification of a Gender – Based Leadership Style