director, STRATEGY

Mary Severson

As a Director of Strategy at Rêve, Mary partners with our clients to take on big challenges and co-develop innovative strategies and experiences to move their businesses forward.


Meet Mary

Mary is passionate about the success of our clients and their businesses. As a seasoned leader in brand strategy and experience design, she is known for bringing focus and clarity to the ambiguity of creating the “new.” Believing we’re smarter together, Mary rallies teams to dream and co-create innovative, human-centered experiences. She is a keen listener who mixes strategic and creative thinking, and she carves clear paths forward to deliver solutions with maximum impact.

Before joining Rêve, Mary was an Account Director at Latitude, a brand experience agency, and design firm. She also held account leadership roles for agencies focused on broadcast, retail, and events & activations. Mary’s clients have spanned B2B, B2C, retail, and non-profit sectors. They include top brands such as Nike, Target, Ring, CamelBak, and bareMinerals.

Mary earned a bachelor’s degree in Strategic Communications and Psychology from the University of Minnesota’s Journalism School of Mass Communications.

Mary has been a long-term volunteer with the Jeremiah Project and is excited to serve as a Digiteer at Rêve Academy.

Mary loves traveling anywhere and everywhere with her husband and son, learning about new places and cultures, exploring the outdoors, and hosting friends and family over a good meal and a glass of wine.

Areas of Expertise

  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Facilitation
  • Growth Strategies
  • Relationship Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Hosting a Killer Dinner Party