Mary Ann Luciano was recognized as a 2020 One Plexus® Award winner for making a difference both at Plexus Worldwide and through her community outreach. This prestigious award honors recipients who take extraordinary measures to support peers, give back to their local community, and empower others to make the world a better place. In her role, Mary Ann guides the company’s philanthropic initiatives across the world.
“Mary Ann has been with Plexus Worldwide for more than five years and has brought many new initiatives to the company as head of our Philanthropy department,” said Tarl Robinson, Founder and CEO of Plexus Worldwide. “We created the One Plexus Award as a special honor to recognize Ambassadors and employees each year who embody the attributes of One Plexus, which Mary Ann certainly does.”
One Plexus is a phrase that has come to define the unique culture of Plexus Worldwide – both in the field and within the corporate office. The phrase was conceived as a Convention theme but was soon embraced so fully by all members of the Plexus community that it came to be the definition of their culture. Recipients of the One Plexus Award share three attributes: Belief, Partnership, and Action. These attributes embody the Plexus culture that encourage Ambassadors, also known as independent sales representatives, to better themselves, their teams, and their communities.
“I’ve spent my entire career helping others from a business and community perspective,” said Mary Ann Luciano, Vice President of Philanthropy at Plexus Worldwide. “During my time at Plexus Worldwide, I worked on initiatives throughout the nation and specifically in Arizona to help others and enhance the organization’s culture.”
Mary Ann Luciano has extensive experience leading talent management and leadership development initiatives targeted to corporate leaders, sales organizations and field operations with expertise identifying opportunities for organizational improvement. She is the former Director of International Sales and Product Training at Mary Kay Cosmetics where she was a member of their new Market Development team responsible for the identification and development of strategies for penetrating all new global markets as well as improving the company’s performance within existing markets.
After decades of sales, leadership, and providing training to employees all over the world, Mary Ann has decided to retire at the end of August. “This is bittersweet moment for us,” said Alec Clark, Founder and President of Plexus Worldwide. “Mary Ann has been a wonderful member of the Plexus Worldwide team through her dedication and support. We couldn’t be happier for her to move onto the next phase of her life where, she will no doubt, continue to make an everlasting impact to those around her.”
In her time at Plexus Worldwide, Mary Ann introduced many initiatives to help Valley nonprofits on over two dozen campaigns, with hundreds more hours donated by employees in their headquarters here in the U.S., Canada and Australia. With her help, Plexus Worldwide donated $500,000 USD in cash and in-kind donations to more than a dozen nonprofits including Cancer Support Community Arizona, The Salvation Army, and Phoenix Children’s Hospital.