Newsmaker: Cathy Mary
Noteworthy: Gov. Tom Corbett nominated Mary to serve on the state Industrial Board.
Residence: South Park.
Family: Husband, John; son, Rick; daughter, Sarah.
Education: Bachelor's degree in accounting and economics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Occupation: Owner of AEC Group Inc., which provides technology, infrastructure and staffing services to companies and other clients.
Civic activities: Supporter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Hillman Center. Through the Hire With Heart program, AEC has donated $50,000 in employment fees to dozens of charities chosen by clients.
About the Industrial Board: The volunteer group of private citizens and professionals reviews decisions made by the state Department of Labor and Industry, especially involving construction, to determine if they are consistent with state laws.
Quote: “I'm always interested in learning about new things. I thought this might be a way to help out without technically getting politically involved.”