Mary Okoye is a vice president of S+C and managing director of the firm’s Tucson office. Mary is adept at strategically positioning her corporate and government clients to succeed at the state, local, and federal level by developing winning external relations, critical communications and advocacy strategies. She has represented the interests of corporate clients such as AT&T, Hudson Group, Airbnb and Cigna.
Mary graduated from the University of Arizona College of Law and was subsequently admitted to the State Bar of Arizona. She also attended the Georgetown Law Center in Washington, D.C., her third year of law school, while interning with the office of Senator Dennis DeConcini. During her career as an attorney, she has worked in private practice, served as a Tucson City Court Magistrate, and was Pima County Public Fiduciary prior to accepting her position with the City of Tucson as Director of Intergovernmental Relations. As the city’s head lobbyist, she coalesced and led teams of public, private, and community leaders in the successful pursuit of hundreds of millions of dollars of federal and state funding opportunities for downtown efforts, which included the Modern Street Car project.
Mary has facilitated town halls, public meetings and numerous focus groups on behalf of the Tucson Unified School District. She is passionate about, and committed to, the Tucson community, and currently serves on numerous boards including the Community Foundation of Southern Arizona, Patronato San Xavier and the international Urban Libraries Council.