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Mary Norman

Mary Norman
Title: Lecturer - Marketing
Phone: 706-867-4527

Office: Newton Oakes Center, 116, Dahlonega
Areas of Expertise: Marketing


Mary Norman serves as lecturer of marketing for the Mike Cottrell College of Business at the University of North Georgia. In 2014, Norman served as executive in residence for the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation within the Mike Cottrell College of Business.

Prior to joining UNG, Norman worked close to 30 years in the consumer products goods industry in key sales, marketing, and strategic leadership positions with the Coca-Cola Company and The Gillette Company.

In addition to her academic role at UNG, she also serves as faculty advisor for the UNG chapter of the American Marketing Association.

Courses Taught

MGMT: Seminar in Management, MKTG 3700: Principles of Marketing, MKTG 3710: Advertising, MKTG 3799: Special Topics in Marketing, MKTG 4780: Marketing Management, MKTG 6705: Marketing Management


  • M.B.A., International Marketing, University of Notre Dame, 1984
  • B.B.A., Management; Area of Emphasis in Marketing, University of Notre Dame, 1983

Research/Special Interests

Importance of storytelling women in entrepreneurship, marketing


Boling, J. R., Mayo, D. T., Norman, M. (in press). Formal Business Planning and Performance: The Effect of Gender. Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal.

Work Experience

Group Director - Channel Planning & Development; Commercial Leadership - Food Service and On-Premise Division
The Coca-Cola Company - Coca-Cola Refreshments
2010 - 2013

Director of Marketing - Southeast Region
The Coca-Cola Company - Coca-Cola North America
2007 - 2010

Senior National Sales Executive, Wendy's International Account
The Coca-Cola Company - Coca-Cola North America
2004 - 2007

Senior Customer Marketing Manager
The Coca-Cola Company - Coca-Cola North America
2001 - 2004

Category Manager, North America Specialty Merchandising & Licensing
The Coca-Cola Company - Corporate Division
1999 - 2001

Marketing Manager
The Gilette Company
1997 - 1999

Eastern Region Sales Manager
The Gilette Company
1995 - 1997

Special Markets Sales Manager
The Gilette Company
1990 - 1995

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