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Mary M. Kabacinski

Grad year: ’71
Major: Humanism and Cultural Change
Award Year: 2008

Mary M. Kabacinski

Mary M. Kabacinski had a first career as a teacher, before returning to campus to earn an accounting degree. A CPA since 1981, she started with the Arthur Anderson accounting firm in Milwaukee before moving on to become the senior vice president and chief financial officer at Marquette Medical Systems. In 1991, Kabacinski moved on to School Specialty, the largest distributor of school supplies in the country, serving as its executive vice president and chief financial officer. In 2003, she received the Financial Executive of the Year Award for the Midwest Region. She retired in 2006, but remains active in volunteer roles for the Fox Valley Community.

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