Senior Vice President, Human Resources
“I love uncovering the "aha" moment that can bring clarity to an otherwise challenging situation.”
Mary Copeland is Pace’s SVP of Human Resources, also known as the ‘Chief People Person’. Pacers know her around the office for her easy smile, approachability, and for always rocking some pretty great shoes. She’s been in the human resources field for over 30 years, and claims if she had to write a book, the title would be “I had to fire an iguana, and other fun stories from the world of people leadership,” – which yes, is a true story.
Mary’s also a people person outside the office – at her happiest in her Zen Zone (kitchen), when entertaining and preparing a gourmet dinner for others. She’s also a volunteer for a variety of civic organizations in the community, such as the Board of Directors for GreenHill Center for NC Art, Board of Directors for Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, and the Alumni Board for the Greensboro Day School.