Who's Who of Top Executives

Mary Ann Sterling

Title: Executive Director
Company: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren of Brevard County, Florida, Inc.
Location: Rockledge, Florida, United States

Mary Ann Sterling, executive director at Grandparents Raising Grandchildren of Brevard County, Florida, Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in community service and human resources.

With over 23 years of experience in human resources at Harris Corporation, Ms. Sterling has established herself as a dedicated professional in her field. Concurrently, she serves as the executive director of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren of Brevard County, Florida, Inc., a position she has held since 1994. Her journey began with a Bachelor of Science in social science and psychology from Rollins College, earned in 1982.

Ms. Sterling’s involvement in her profession and industry stems from personal tragedy. Following the loss of her daughter in a hit-and-run accident, leaving her with a grandson to raise, she was motivated to make a difference. Starting with just six members, she has grown Grandparents Raising Grandchildren of Brevard County, Florida, Inc., to serve over 1,600 members. Under her leadership, the organization has established six support groups providing essential assistance, such as school supplies, holiday celebrations, and summer camps.

Throughout her career, Mrs. Sterling’s most notable achievement has been the heartfelt gratitude expressed by those she has helped. Many grandparents are unaware of the financial support available to them, and she takes pride in empowering them to access the assistance they need. Looking ahead, she remains committed to her work with the organization. She aims to continue expanding the organization’s reach and impact, ensuring that grandparents raising grandchildren receive the support they deserve. She attributes her success to her daughter and grandson, who serve as her inspiration. She lives by the motto “Never give up,” embodying resilience and perseverance in the face of adversity.

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