Mary Lou Gorno

Committee Member
Mary Lou Gorno is the Managing Director of Ingenuity International and leads the CEO and Board search practice for Fortune 500, mid-cap, and privately owned companies. As a board and CEO advisor, she specializes in organizational governance, succession planning and leadership issues. Gorno joined the executive search profession with more than two decades in media, marketing, and strategic planning. Previously Gorno was a senior executive at Leo Burnett Worldwide, a global advertising agency and part of Publicis Groupe. Mary Lou assumed global business-building responsibility for Reebok Inc., Walt Disney Company, and the Procter & Gamble Company.Gorno earned a BA from Saint Mary’s College, an MS in Journalism from Northwestern University, and an MBA from the University of Chicago. She served as the Chair of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Capital Campaign at Saint Mary’s and received an Honorary Doctor of Humanities. Gorno was elected to the Board of Trustees of the University of Chicago in 2004 and currently serves as Vice Chair and member of its Executive Committee. Her philanthropic work also includes being Vice Chair and a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.