Madame Ambassador

What Others Have to Say

We don't expect you to just take our word for it.
Here are a few comments collected after some of Mary's recent appearances:

Mary Kramer’s keynote address to our clients was a HUGE success.  She was engaging, humorous and delivered a compelling message that was very pertinent to current events.  Her vast experience in business and politics as well as being a wife, mom and grandmother helped everyone in the audience identify with her.  I highly recommend using Mary as a keynote speaker.  You will not be disappointed.

Jerry Foster, Partner
The Foster Group



Mary Kramer is an outstanding strategic planner and facilitator.   She has an unusual ability to cut through a maze of extraneous information, go to the core of the issue, identify alternate solutions and engage key players in implementing solution.  Plus, she makes it fun!  The Iowa Council for International Understanding is on a path to develop Iowa Global Connect, a strategic plan identified and led by Mary Kramer.

Dr. Judith A. Conlin, Executive Director

Iowa Council for International Understanding


Mary Kramer’s presentation to our group was outstanding.  She used her experience as an ambassador to provide practical lessons about effective leadership and tied it all into an expertly tailored message for our company.  Her ability to assess people and use that knowledge effectively is important for any group to learn. 

There was a lively question and answer session and her entire presentation was peppered with her trademark humor.  Ambassador Kramer delivers!

Ric Jurgens, Chairman of the Board and CEO
Hy-Vee, Inc.


Ambassador Kramer has a strong message that she breaks up with delightful renditions on the keyboard. Her time on stage was both entertaining and enlightening.

Patrice Maurer, Development Director
Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity


During the past three years, I have either been a participant or observed Ambassador Kramer serve as a guest lecturer in the School Administrator preparation program, as the keynote speaker for the Waukee Leadership Academy, and as the facilitator for the strategic planning sessions for the non-profit Board of the Iowa Council for International Understanding.  


In each of these activities, she was organized, used both intellect and humor to engage the participants, clearly communicated the message or desired outcome, and finished with the students or participants asking for more time.

Veronica Stalker, Executive Director
Iowa Association of School Boards