Mari is NorthStar’s Director of Shareholder Activism and Engagement. Mari joined the firm in 2008 and drives the shareholder activism arm of NorthStar, with the entire firm in support of NorthStar’s work. As the shareholder advocacy lead, Mari helps NorthStar create social change using our clients’ investments in publicly traded companies. Her responsibilities include researching, writing, and filing shareholder proposals, navigating legal challenges from companies in response to our proposals, leading company negotiations, mounting activism campaigns, and voting all corporate proxies for NorthStar clients. Mari performs in-depth social research on issues of interest to NorthStar and our clients, and contributes to the investment team’s discussions of social issues in public equity and outside investments like community loan funds and private equity. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida, as well as a master’s from Simmons College.