Maryfrances Lignana is a community activist and an avid gardener who works with local plant organizations for native plant restoration. She is board chair emerita of Earth Ministry, whose mission is to inspire and mobilize the Christian community to play a leadership role in building a just and sustainable future.
She has more than 30 years of experience in marketing, consumer information oversight, and project management. While at Microsoft she managed the customer information database, vendor information systems and large-scale marketing campaigns. Her experience includes management and system analysis for Fortune 500 and the University of Chicago.
Maryfrances is an enthusiastic supporter of NPR and a firm believer in its mission. She has an M.A. in library and information sciences from the University of Chicago.