Mary Lou Theobald
With a BA in Education and an MS in Organization Development and Knowledge Management, Mary Lou Theobald took a rather circuitous route to her current position. Previous positions included teaching in schools and museums, and a short stint as a first person interpreter in a recreated 1836 village. For the past 17 years Mary Lou has been with the Gannett Co., Inc. working on user adoption and engagement initiatives including Office 365. Her core belief is that collaborative tools can be a catalyst for organization and culture change. Currently Mary Lou is working closely with Gannett’s Microsoft team to lead an initiatives titled Reimagining Work. The core focus of the initiative is to help Gannett employees reimagine work processes that are inefficient utilizing Office 365 tools. Mary Lou and her husband live in Washington, DC. Their two adult daughters also live in the DC metro area.