Mary Kay Leigh

Director, New Commercial ModelsLeigh_Mary_Kay_resized

An adult learning professional with 20 years of experience designing, developing and delivering learning solutions for professionals in a variety of industries in both domestic and global locations, Mary Kay joined the Durham office of Duke CE in April 2011. As a project director for a global client team, she facilitates the design and development of customized executive education programs ensuring that the client’s needs and expectations are exceeded. Her role includes client relationship management, program design and delivery, budget creation and implementation, supplier engagement, and overall project leadership.

Mary Kay’s previous client work has taken her to Doha, Qatar; Hyderabad, India; and Sao Paolo, Brazil; where she worked closely with clients to identify performance improvement opportunities to yield improved business results. Prior to Duke CE, Mary Kay held leadership positions in training and organizational development at Estee Lauder Companies and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mary Kay is an advocate for the learner with deep interest in sustaining learning by aligning new skills and behaviors with role expectations that can be ‘measured and managed.’

Mary Kay has a B.A in Psychology from Stonybrook University, an MBA from Long Island University and an Ed.D. from Rutgers University.  Her dissertation focused on informal learning in the workplace. Mary Kay is MBTI and DDI certified.

Contact Information

phone: +1 919 680 5746

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310 Blackwell Street
Durham, NC 27701