Mary Culler is chief of staff, Office of the Executive Chairman and development director for Ford’s Michigan Central Station redevelopment. Effective Jan. 1, 2020, she adds the responsibility of president, Ford Motor Company Fund, the company’s philanthropic foundation.
Culler reports to Executive Chairman Bill Ford. She is responsible for advancing strategic priorities and shaping internal and external engagement for the Office of the Executive Chairman in areas such as sustainability, smart mobility, autonomous driving, and corporate citizenship. She is also overseeing the strategic direction of the Michigan Central Station Redevelopment and other Ford properties in Corktown.
Prior to this position, Culler was director, Ford U.S. State and Local Government Relations, and has held multiple other positions at Ford. Prior to joining Ford in 1999, Culler worked for Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley as manager of the city’s Industrial Development Program and has also held positions at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and for the Chair of the Energy and Natural Resource Committee in the U.S. Senate.
Culler holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University.