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Mary Ellen Grom

Executive Director, Marketing and Communications

"At AFL, every day is uniquely different. From our culture, to our defined industry opportunities and our diverse associate and customer bases, there is always something new to learn. It’s exciting to be part of a successful team where the technological advances are changing the way we operate, communicate, work and live in today’s connected world."

Mary Ellen Grom leads AFL’s internal and external strategic marketing communications efforts. She is responsible for defining and implementing a strategic marketing vision across AFL’s core markets, geographies and business units to drive awareness, relationships and reputation. This includes creating and executing an integrated marketing plan that encompasses branding, media, digital and experiential marketing.

Mary Ellen joined AFL in 2017 after 25 years in the IT channel distribution industry where she was most recently Vice President US Marketing at SYNNEX Corporation – a Fortune 200 technology distribution partner. Prior to that, she spent eight years at ScanSource, Inc., a value-added distributor, and 10 years at Experience Engineering as Experience Director, leading strategic customer engagement initiatives with several leading retail, financial and hospitality clients.

At AFL, Mary Ellen was instrumental in launching AFL's newest employee resource group, Women Everywhere Connect (WeConnect), which celebrates women who pursue careers in manufacturing. In addition, she now serves on the Women in Manufacturing Education Foundation Board beginning April 2020. She is also an active diabetes advocate for the Upstate Carolinas chapter of JDRF, serving as the 2018-2019 Fund-A-Cure Chair and currently participates on the AFL Community Advisory Board.

A graduate of The Ohio State University, Mary Ellen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications/Marketing, in addition to a Ducktorate Degree from Walt Disney World College in Orlando, Florida. 

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