Mary ZumBrunnen

Mary ZumBrunnen


Owner & Academic Specialist, One-Community Consulting and MSU

About Mary

For two decades Mary ZumBrunnen has worked across communities at home and abroad on sustainable development to improve quality of life. Since 2005 she has focused on Michigan helping hundreds grow their community vision to fruition. It is from the impact of these experiences that she founded One-Community Consulting in 2007 to help connect industry expertise to solve local cross-sector challenges. In 2019 One-Community Consulting was awarded a “10 Over the Next Ten” change-maker award from the Greater Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Grand River Connections. A serious Spartan, she holds a BS in agriculture and natural resource communication, an MS degree in community resource development and an executive MBA from Michigan State University. She is a two-time fellow through the US Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies Program and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. In March of 2018 Mary’s first book, Transcendent Partnership: Aligning Agendas for Collective Impact, was published by Morgan James Publishing reaching #1 on Amazon in both Business & Money and Politics & Social Science in the areas of philanthropy and charities.