About Mary Davis Fournier
Mary Davis Fournier is Deputy Director of the American Library Association’s Public Programs Office where she specializes in national partnerships, new project development, and programs support for public, school and academic libraries. An experienced arts administrator and cultural programmer, Fournier’s past experiences include directing Chicago’s Printers Row Book Fair (now Lit Fest), programming for the Miami Book Fair International. She is active in Chicago’s nonprofit community and currently co-chairs the board of Chicago Women in Philanthropy. Fournier holds a M.Ed. in Education Policy Studies from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and a B.A. in History and English Literature from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She is married to composer and lyricist John Fournier. Her love of 500 Clown’s work began with 500 Clown Frankenstein and she is proud to have been one of the founding board members.