Company: Mouzon Information Services
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Margaret Walker Mouzon, President at Mouzon Information Services, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in library and information science.
Initially serving in education as a teacher at Monroe County School District and Grace Lutheran School in Key West, FL, in the mid-to-late 1970s, Ms. Mouzon soon delved into the field of library and information science, as she realized that there were several individuals who were unable to develop comprehensive data or collections. Living near the Detroit Public Library and the University of Michigan at the inception of her discovery of information science, she discovered that there were myriad resources of information available to her. After completing a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Michigan, she later received a Master of Arts in library science from the university in 1982. From 1984 to 1988, she served as a mathematics teacher at Ann Arbor Adult Education, and from 1989 to 1991, she was the editor-in-chief of the American Disability Evaluation Research Institute.
Since 1983, Ms. Mouzon has been the president of Mouzon Information Services, where she developed a mailing list of individuals who testified as expert witnesses in automotive cases. She created the company to respond to the needs of the niche highway safety professionals industry. She began crafting the company two years earlier, when a transportation engineer – a professor and expert witness – made a comment that there was a need for professional librarians who could provide reference support for expert witnesses, authors, and professors who needed up-to-date background research and documentation to substantiate findings and reference lists for very specific topics. This comment resulted in Ms. Mouzon collecting the materials necessary to aid highway safety, and she took classes at the University of Michigan School of Library and Information Science to comprise electronic databases, indexes, associations, and union lists. Furthermore, Ms. Mouzon cultivated a list of clients and consultants in a variety of fields as well as witnesses who had testified before Congressional hearings. The buildup to her company continued with her research on subject fields such as occupant restraints, highway design and automotive design. After sending out 100 brochures, she landed three lucrative jobs. The first was a law office which won a $7 million dollar lawsuit with the help of her work. She has worked with this firm now for over 30 years. The second response to the brochures is a mechanical engineering professor and his successor who she has also been working with throughout the years. The third response was a former professor and leader and contributor to the Society of Automotive Engineers who called upon her for cases and referred her to others until his retirement in 2016.
In her line of work, Ms. Mouzon has collected approximately 20,000 cataloged documents on restraint systems and subsidiary catalogs on child restraints and airbags. She has followed the evolution of highway safety factors such as the evolution of seatbelt design and has built robust timelines.
Due to her prominence in the field, she was nicknamed a “wizard,” as she aided a plethora of law firms in winning automotive cases. She has maintained affiliation with the National Safety Council, SAE International, the Association of Independent Information Professionals, the Ann Arbor League of Women Voters, where she sat on the board of directors, and the American Association of University Women.
During her tenure, Ms. Mouzon was the author of a bibliography, “Child Passenger Restraint System,” in 1982, as well as “Medical Legal Aspects of DCE’s” and “Stress and Disability” in 1989. In light of all of her accomplishments, she was highlighted in the 17th and 26th editions of Who’s Who of American Women.
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