Mary Lawler has served as Executive Director of Avenue since 1996. She has a Master’s from Harvard University’s Kennedy School and a B.A. from Duke University. She currently serves on the Executive Advisory Board for Bauer College of Business Real Estate Program at University of Houston, the Advisory Council for Nonprofit Management Program at University of Houston Downtown, the Board of the Greater Northside Management District, the BBVA Compass Community Advisory Board, the Advisory Committee for the City of Houston’s Complete Communities Initiative, and the Real Estate Advisory Committee for NeighborWorks America. She is a delegate to SuperNeighborhood Council 15, and is a member of the International Women’s Forum.