President and CEO of GreenPath Inc. in Farmington Hills. Doing business as GreenPath Debt Solutions, the company is a nationwide, nonprofit financial organization that assists consumers with credit card debt, housing debt, and bankruptcy concerns. It operates 60 full-time branch offices in 12 states and licensed services throughout the United States via online and telephone. Under McNamara's leadership, GreenPath has grown from $8.87 million in revenue in 1996 to $45.5 million in 2010. McNamara's experience includes 30 years in executive leadership, strategic planning, financial management, quality improvement, financial education, and one-on-one counseling. She was COO of GreenPath before becoming president and CEO in 1997. Prior to that, she worked as director of education as well as being a counselor in branch operations, working directly with consumers. She serves on boards and committees of Hospice of Michigan Fiduciary, Lighthouse of Oakland County, National Foundation for Credit Counseling, and Council on Accreditation. McNamara is past president of the Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals in Business, a national consumer affairs organization, and is also past president of its Great Lakes chapter. Her numerous recognitions include the Philip A. Hart Award for outstanding work in the education and counseling of consumers. She is a graduate of Leadership Detroit XXIX. McNamara received her bachelor's degree in consumer services and master's degree in family economics and management, with a specialty in family financial counseling, both from Michigan State University.