MaryAnn Means

MaryAnn Means

Director of Stakeholder Success
Collective Growth Designs

As Director of Stakeholder Success at Collective Growth Designs, MaryAnn Means-Dufrene uses a whole-person approach to help leaders and their teams identify and thoughtfully pursue their optimal performance and highest purpose. Using the entire spectrum of engagement including one on one coaching, team dialogue, and group learning experiences, MaryAnn helps clients identify and maximize their natural strengths, uncovering new possibilities for individual and collective performance. 

MaryAnn finds true joy in being a catalyst for the growth of individuals, teams, and organizations. She lives out her own highest purpose, to use words and energy to enlighten, inspire, and restore, by serving people and partnering with them to bring a strategic mindset and purpose to their daily lives. 

With tremendous experience in providing strategic direction to organizations in both the private and public sector,  MaryAnn previously serving as Market President for Dale Carnegie North Texas, Executive Director of Susan G. Komen Greater Fort Worth, and Deputy Chief of Staff to Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University with an undergraduate degree in psychology, and she earned her Master of Public Administration and Master of Strategic Human Resource Management degrees from the University of Texas at Arlington.

MaryAnn is passionate about using her skills to serve the community and is board chair for Presbyterian Night Shelter, board vice president for Girls Inc of Tarrant County, and serves on the board of directors of Women’s Policy Forum.

She lives with her handsome, wildly intelligent husband Matt, lively and intuitive son Hogan, and dogs Deuce (a black lab) and Lovey (a scrappy little rescue) in Fort Worth, Texas.

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