MARY CAMPBELL:
 
MARY CAMPBELL




 
 
 
 
 
General Partner and Founder, EDF Ventures in Ann Arbor. In 1997, Campbell led the firm's most successful transaction, Pixelworks, which went public in 2000. She has been the lead investor for six of the firm's investments in healthcare companies and five of its investments in information technology companies. Campbell is president of the Michigan Venture Capital Association. She serves as an advisor to the University of Michiganís Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies and its student-run Wolverine Venture Fund. Campbell is also an advisor to UM's Life Science Institute. She is a member of the steering committee for the Michigan Strategic Economic Investment and Commercialization Board. She is a member or is an observer on the boards of several companies. Campbell received her MBA and a bachelorís degree in English from the University of Michigan, and her masterís in special education from Fairfield University.


WHERE BORN: "Grand Rapids."

MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSONS: "My husband and my daughter. They encouraged me to try to be the best I can in what I chose to do."

LAST BOOK READ: "Truman, by David McCullough."

WORDS THAT DESCRIBE ME: "Outspoken, outgoing, and often out of time."

WHERE MY FIELD/INDUSTRY IS HEADED: "Constantly innovating to extend life and improve the quality of living."

FAVORITE TECHNOLOGICAL GADGET: "BlackBerry."

FAVORITE PLACE: "Paris, France."

FAVORITE HOBBIES: "Marathon running and bridge."

FAVORITE FOOD: "Ice cream."

MY HIDDEN TALENT: "Dress design."

HOW I WANT TO BE REMEMBERED: "As a good person."