Mary Vigue Executive Director, Say Yes Guilford, Greensboro

In October 2015, Say Yes to Education named Mary Vigue the executive director of its Guilford County, NC chapter. As executive director, Vigue is responsible for all aspects of the chapter’s performance including the implementation of it’s three levers of change – systems and structures aligned for postsecondary success, student and family support, and scholarships.

Prior to joining Say Yes Guilford, Vigue played an integral role in leading the City of Greensboro’s government operations. Her tenure with the City was highlighted by a focus on innovation, efficiency and fiscal stewardship.

Those three areas were prominent in Vigue’s reshaping of the City’s performance management process through the implementation of the Management, Accountability, and Performance (MAP) program. Through MAP, City departments were reorganized into results areas, resulting in cross-departmental collaboration, increases in efficiencies in service, and improved performance.

As one of the City’s assistant city managers, she oversaw Greensboro’s general government departments, including human resources, budget and evaluation, finance and information technology. Among her primary duties was leading the City’s budget development process, which included the formation and adoption of annual balanced fiscal year budgets in the $440 million-plus range.

Vigue is a May 2015 graduate of the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Greensboro program, and is an alumna of the Public Executive Leadership Academy through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Vigue holds an undergraduate degree from Florida International University and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.