Mary D. O’Brien

Title: Commissioner, Acting President
Company: The Ethics County Tax Board
Location: Maplewood, NJ United States


  • Association for Information and Image Management
  • Australian Institute of Project Management and Western Australia Project Management Association (Liaison Officer, PMI International Liaison)
  • Citizens Budget Advisory Committee, Maplewood, NJ (Chairman, 1984-1987) (Chairman, General Governor and Finance, 1998-2000) (Chairman, Public Safety, Emergency Services, 1983-1984) (Chairman, Recreation, Library, Public Services, 1994-1996, 1982-1983)
  • Community Service Council, Orange and Maplewood, NJ (Homeless, Affordable Housing, Shelter Committee Chairman, 1988-Present)
  • Essex County Republican County Committee, Chair, Secretary
  • Governing Institute Of New Jersey, Member, Board of Directors, Communications Committee
  • Grand Jury Association
  • International Project Management Institute (Chairman, 1992) (President, 1991)
  • International Project Management Institute and Performance Management Associates, Appointed Fellowship (Long Range Planning and Steering Committee, 1987-Present) (Marketing Committee, 1986-1989)(Liaison Officer, President, 1991-Present)
  • ITT Management Association
  • Labor and Employment Relations Association
  • Leadership New Jersey (Appointed Fellow, 1993-Present)
  • League of Women Voters of Maplewood and South Orange (Chair, Women and Family Issues Committee)(Voter Registration, Board Director)
  • Lions Clubs International (3rd Vice Chairman, 2005-Present) (Cabinet Secretary, International District, Region Chairman, 1996-1998, 1993-1994) (District MD16 Treasurer, 1999-Present) (Secretary-Treasurer, 2003-2005) (Eye Bank of Delaware Valley, Trustee) (International District 16-E Governor, 1999-Present) (Maplewood Director, 1992-1995) (New Jersey State Chairman, Youth Outreach and Quest, 1995-1998) (Program Chairman, 1991-1992) (Secretary, 1997-Present) (State Advisor, 2004-Present) (Trustee, Eye Bank New Jersey, International District 16-E Cabinet Secretary, 1994-1995) (Youth Opportunities Chairman, N.J District MD-16, Council Chairman, 2003-2004) (District 16-E Chairman, Peace Poster Contest, 1995-1999)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2018)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2018)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Service Award, Maplewood New Jersey Chamber of Commerce (2005)
  • Fellow, International Project Management Institute (1995)
  • Fellow, New Jersey Leadership (1993)
  • Recipient, Maple Leaf Award for Outstanding Community Service (1992)
  • Recipient, New Hampshire General Assembly Senate Resolution Community Leadership and Service Citation (1992)
  • Recipient, Phoebe and Benjamin Shackelford Award, United Way (1992)
  • Recipient, United States House of Representatives Citation (1992)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Contribution Award, United Way (1990)
  • Recipient, Meritorious Service Recognition Award, IPMA (1989-1990)
  • Recipient, Pursuit of Excellence Cost Savings Achievement Award, ITT Avionics (1990)
  • Recipient, Outstanding President Award, IPMA (1988)
  • Honoree, Community Service Special Commendation, Township Maplewood (1987)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Service and Contribution Award, IPMA (1986-1987)
  • Recipient, President’s Safety Award, ITT (1983)
  • First Place Recipient, New Jersey Federation of Women’s Clubs (1981-1982)
  • First Place Recipient, Retail Merchants Association (1981-1982)
  • First Place Recipient, State Award, New Jersey Federation of Women’s Clubs Garden Show (1982)
  • Recipient, Certificate of Special Merit Award, New Jersey Federation of Women’s Clubs (1982)
  • First Place Recipient, Anti-Shoplifting Program Award, Distributive Education Club of America (1981)
  • Honoree, Commendation and Merit Awards, Air Force Institute of Technology (1981)
  • Honoree, Resolution of Recognition and Appreciation, Township of Maplewood

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