Mary Correia-Moreno, Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Mary learned the meaning of exploration at a young age when her parents relocated her family from a tiny island in Portugal to San Diego. Her love of learning new things fuels her passion for public relations and is the reason she enjoys wearing multiple hats.

Mary has been part of the NST team since 2002 and oversees agency operations, accounting, billing and human resources. In addition, she has extensive experience in marketing communications, social media strategies, media relations and strategic planning, and uses this knowledge to manage and supervise accounts for several clients.

Prior to joining NST, Mary was vice president at Stock/Alper & Associates, a full-service public relations firm that merged with NST in 2002.

A first generation college graduate in her family, Mary received her bachelor’s degree in journalism with an emphasis in public relations from San Diego State University. An active member of the community, Mary is a LEAD San Diego graduate. In 1999, Mary was presented with the Tribute to Women (TWIN) award presented by the YMCA. In 2000, she received the "Women Who Mean Business" award from the San Diego Business Journal and "40 under 40" award from the San Diego Metropolitan.

On Exploration

"Exploration means taking chances and not worrying about outcome, because all that matters is the experience and knowledge you will gain from having the courage to take that chance in the first place."