Mary Griffin has thirty-three years of Customer Service experience with the airline industry. Her experience with the airlines included navigating through three airline mergers, developing a leadership training program for Pacific Southwest Airlines, managing the Dining and Cabin
Service department and managing the USAirways Executive Club in San Diego.
After retirement, Mary joined Rotary. There she served on the board of directors of two Rotary clubs She is also a past president of the Rotary Club of Coronado. She is currently the club Grant’s Chair.
Mary’s love of service resulted in an invitation to visit Missionvale Care Center in 2006 and there she met Sister Ethel. Disheartened by the poverty of the Vale, Mary became part of the Rotary grant writing team and has completed numerous Rotary grants for Missionvale. Mary has visited Missionvale several more times and participated in the distribution of shoes for the needy children of the area.
Mary is married to Robert, a Deacon at Sacred Heart Church in Coronado. They have two adult children, Amy, (who also lives in Coronado) and Bob (who lives in Charleston, SC). They have been blessed with four energetic, loving grandsons.
Mary’s time is devoted to her family, church and community service projects. Mary has served on the parish finance council and as the coordinator of the CCD at another parish. She now serves on the parish Social Ministries council. Her hobby is gardening but her passion has always focused on improving the lives of the less fortunate. Through Rotary Mary has
accomplished projects for the children in Lesotho, Lithuania, Mexico and Tanzania. She would now like to focus her efforts on the mission of Sister Ethel and the children of Missionvale.