Mary-Iris began her career in the financial services industry, working as a Registered Representative and later in the marketing department for a large, national mutual funds provider. Eager to put her passion for writing to work, she then moved to the agency side where she held creative and account services roles for firms located in Chicago, Pittsburgh and Buffalo, NY. Her financial services background served her well as she worked on client accounts in the banking, mutual fund, and investment and retirement services sectors.
While raising her family, Mary-Iris grew her freelance business, providing consulting and copywriting services for a variety of clients including Citizens Bank, Mellon Bank, Betsy Ann Chocolates, The Cleveland Clinic, Ascensus Retirement Services, StanCorp Financial Group and the CFA Society. She returned to work outside of the home as a senior copywriter for a credit union where she wrote copy for print and electronic media that promoted a wide range of financial products including checking and savings accounts, student and mortgage loans, home equity loans and lines of credit.
Mary-Iris joined Seroka in 2015 to lead the agency’s content development and copywriting services. She holds a BA in Journalism, with a concentration in Advertising, from Marquette University. In her spare time, Mary-Iris enjoys traveling with her family and friends, trying new recipes, wine tasting, practicing yoga and doting on her rescue dog Jack.