Mary Gage, vice president, business and community development, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, started this position in July 2019. Prior to taking this role, she was a senior economic development director with WEDC overseeing a staff of seven covering 50 counties. She also held the role of regional account manager for six of the counties (Columbia, Sauk, Dane, Dodge, Jefferson, and Rock). She assumed this role in the fall of 2011 after serving 15 years at the Department of Commerce as director of business finance in charge of underwriting for most business-to-business programs. Prior experience includes credit manager at Sallie Mae in Washington D.C, as well as credit analyst positions at consumer and commercial banks.
Gage is a graduate of UW-Wisconsin Madison with a Bachelor of Science in economics and holds a MBA in finance from DePaul University, Chicago. She is also certified by the National Development Council as an Economic Development Finance Professional and has the Certified Economic Development designation from the International Economic Development Council.