Mary Springer is the Director of Finance and Operations at URI Ventures (formerly the URI Research Foundation), which provides oversight for Polaris MEP. Mary has spent most of her 30-year career as a CPA in public accounting, providing auditing and consulting services for small 501(c)3 non-profit organizations. Her experience includes financial management and reporting of federal and state grants. Her most recent position was Chief Financial Officer of C.H.I.L.D., Inc., a private non-profit Head-Start agency. Prior to that she was the Controller at Specialty Chemical Systems, an affiliate of Technic, Inc., a global leader in the chemical/precious metal manufacturing industry. Mary earned her B.S. in Business Administration/Accounting from Bryant University.