In her role as executive assistant, Mary Degn serves as liaison to First Light’s CEO and President, and provides support and management for all executive-level activities. Additionally, Degn is responsible for office administration procedures and processes, and supports the firm’s marketing and client services efforts.
Before joining First Light, Degn spent 12 years working for Merck & Co., most recently as a top-performing sales representative whose team ranked #1 in its region in 2011 for selling Dulera asthma medication. In 2006, she was ranked #1 out of 155 salespeople across the country focused on selling the hypertension products Cozaar/Hyzaar. Degn began her employment at Merck as a region office administrator responsible for supporting the region director, and office management and human resources (HR) functions. Prior to her experience at Merck, Degn was an executive assistant to the president and CEO of Nevers Industries, Inc., where she also managed many aspects of the HR function. Degn graduated from St. Norbert College with a bachelor of business administration degree and completed the University of St. Thomas’ Mini MBA program.