Mary Kathryn has more than 15 years of sales and marketing experience specializing in opening specialty and luxury shopping dining and entertainment centers. She has also successfully launched several luxury residential properties from conception to acquisition. Most recently Mary Kathryn Wells served as the director of marketing for The Shops Buckhead Atlanta where she worked closely with luxury and boutique retail brands across the globe, from Milan and Paris to New York and Los Angeles.
Mary Kathryn Wells began her career with Turnberry Associates as the Director of Marketing at Destin Commons, a half million square foot lifestyle center in Destin, Florida. She then spent three years as the director of marketing for Turnberry Associates Town Square Las Vegas, a 2.5 million-square-foot outdoor lifestyle center located on the Las Vegas Strip. During her tenure, Town Square Las Vegas received numerous awards including four MAXI awards from the International Council of Shopping Centers and Destin Commons received numerous awards over the years for their ongoing marketing excellence. In Destin, Mary Kathryn graced the covers of Emerald Coast Magazine as a Top Entrepreneur Under 30 and Emerald Ladies Journal as the Emerald Lady.
Wells is passionately dedicated to business, philanthropic causes and active community involvement. Over the course of her professional career, Wells has served on the boards of the Ronald McDonald House, Sinfonia Gulf Coast, Nevada Ballet, and has been a spokesperson for the American Heart Association.
Currently in Atlanta, Wells sits on the board of the Woodruff Arts Center Corporate Campaign Committee and sits on many host committees that benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. She is an active member of both the Buckhead Business Association and Brenau Women’s College Alumni Association. In addition, Wells worked with a number of non-profits and community organizations through The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. In 2015, Wells was honored to be profiled as 1 of the 6 the Top Entrepreneurs Under 40 by The Atlantan Magazine.