Mary McCarthy joined the Council in 2018.
When Mary visited Jackson Hole on vacation in the early 2000s, she fell in love with the landscape one early morning as the sun rose. In time, she decided to “do her dream,” commuting from San Francisco to Jackson as she chose architects, found a site, hired a contractor, and worked with her team to build a house in East Jackson.
While trained and having worked as an architect, Mary spent most of her career in real estate finance and fund-raising. After getting her MBA at Wharton, she joined Morgan Stanley’s real estate group and subsequently worked for several investment firms. Mary concluded her finance career at Hines and transitioned to executive recruiting where she focuses on the institutional real estate industry.
For six years, Mary served on the board of the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture Foundation. She has also served as a trustee of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. Mary is a member of the Urban Land Institute and participates in its Building Healthy Places Interest Forum.
Mary enjoys cross country skiing, hiking, the visual arts, and indulging her curiosity. She shares her love of the mountains with her son, Peter, who is a skier and mountaineer. Mary reflects, “I am thrilled to be part of the Open Space Council and the Jackson Hole Land Trust as it cares for the open space that captivated me on that first vacation visit.”