Mary A. Hunt has worked in IT processing for the banking and financial industry for the last 40 years. She currently manages FIS teams of technicians and business analysts across the US as well as in India and the Philippines. FIS is among the world’s leading technology providers for the financial services industry with over 55,000 employees.
Mary supports events and organizations that encourage IT careers – especially with a focus on women and minorities. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Arkansas STEM Coalition, as well as a member of the Leadership Council for the College of Engineering and Information Technology at UA Little Rock. She is a member and past chair of the UA Little Rock Information Science Advisory committee. Mary is also a founding board member of Pax Christi Little Rock, which promotes peace, non-violence, and social justice here at home and throughout the world. Over the past 20+ years, she has been a guest speaker in multiple IT classes and clubs at local universities.
She began her career as programmer for a bank in Arizona before joining Systematics, Inc. when they acquired the data center in 1978. Mary continued in various technical and leadership positions in Arizona and Indiana before moving to Systematics’ Little Rock Data Center in 1993 as a programming manager. Systematics merged with ALLTEL, and the banking and finance division became known as Alltel Information Services (AIS). In 1996, she launched college recruiting and technical training programs in Arkansas, North Carolina, and Ohio. For the next 6 years Mary led this program while mentoring new hires and developing relationships with universities across Arkansas. AIS became FIS when Fidelity National Financial purchased the division from ALLETL in 2003. In 2010, she launched a new technical training program at the FIS campus, which is active today.
Mary holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Butler University in Indianapolis.