Mary MacDonald


Office Location: Chicago

Phone: +1 312 4961000

Mary MacDonald is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ Chicago office and a member of the global Financial Services and Insurance practices, as well as the CEO and Board Practice. Mary focuses on identifying the best-qualified professionals available across financial services and insurance disciplines globally. Her clients have included top life, property/casualty and reinsurance companies, as well as leading industry associations.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Mary managed the Actuarial Practice for a boutique recruiting firm in Chicago, where she focused on developing and managing client relationships. There, she helped drive search projects to successful completion at insurance companies, rating agencies, asset management firms and consulting firms nationwide. Mary also successfully leveraged actuarial relationships built over five years to locate ACASs, ASAs, FCASs, FSAs, and MAAAs with specific product line and functional expertise.


Mary earned a bachelor's degree in English and pre-professional studies from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.  She is an active member of Friends of St. Jude.

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