Mary is the author of “Lunchmeat & Life Lessons: Sharing a Butcher’s Wisdom,” the critically acclaimed best seller she wrote as a tribute to her late father. A simple man with an 8th grade education, John Bichelmeyer lovingly taught her life’s most important lessons, which she now shares through her book and as an award-winning public speaker.In one word, Mary is all about making connections: With lightning rod leadership, she routinely connects people with ideas, people with causes and people with people.As the Chief Resource Officer (CRO) for Staffmark a global staffing company, Mary connects clients with a productive workforce. As a tireless philanthropist, Mary connects donors to the fight against heart disease at the American Heart Association Tribute Center she launched in honor of her mother & father – www.HeartsWeLeaveBehind.com.As the mother of two, she connects her own children to the legacy of their grandfather, the butcher.And as an author and speaker, she connects the rest of the world to the life lessons, wit and wisdom inspired by her own dear dad. Mary’s endearing story covers the span of 25 years, during which time she began her career in the “people business” — her term for the staffing industry — and rises to senior management with a billion dollar company. As she climbed the corporate ladder, Mary was guided by her father’s advice — honed from his own career as a butcher in Kansas City, KS. It was those talks that provide the backdrop for her compelling book, and that butcher’s wisdom that shapes who the author is today.Mary has been married since 1988 to her lifetime love, Scott and they are the proud parents of two sons Chase & Nick. And just as she remembers from her own childhood, her life is centered around family as they gather to talk, share and sort out life’s most perplexing questions. This high-energy, engaging and inspiring B.D. wouldn’t have it any other way.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Mary Lucas and other top speakers and celebrities.