Name: Marie Tillman
Company: Mac & Mia
Instagram accounts: @macandmia
About Me : Marie Tillman is the founder of Mac & Mia, a curated children’s clothing service, and co-founder of the Pat Tillman Foundation, a nonprofit that provides academic scholarships for veterans and their spouses.
In 2004 in response to the nationwide outpouring of support following her husband Pat’s death in Afghanistan Marie established the Pat Tillman Foundation together with family and friends. Through the Tillman Military Scholars program the Foundation aims to identify and support the next generation of leaders by helping a select group of veterans, active service members and their spouses fulfill their academic dreams. Since inception, the Foundation has invested more than $15 million in educational support to individuals committed to a life of service both in and out of uniform.
In the spring of 2014 as a result of her own experience as a working mother of five Marie launched the curated children's clothing service, Mac & Mia, where stylists create unique looks for kids age newborn to six years old. Mac & Mia not only provides convenience for busy parents but also delivers a personalized experience of hand picked items in every box.
Marie is passionate about people getting involved in their communities and shares her story to help encourage them to do so. Her memoir about love, loss and life, entitled The Letter was released in June 2012 by Grand Central Publishing. She has been a featured speaker at the United States Air Force Academy, University Of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, Harvard Kennedy School, Inc. 500/5000 and Clinton Global Initiative University.
Marie lives in Chicago with her husband Joe and their four boys Joey, John, Sam and Mac and their baby girl Frankie.
What are your skills?: Marketing, Operations
What is your education?: Graduate of UC Santa Barbara
Interested in: Business, Collaboration, Mentoring
Other interests: Reading, traveling, photography
Why do you want to be a part of heymama?: I'd love to be a part of a community that is encouraging, inclusive, supportive and celebratory of strong women striving to make their mark in the world.
What are your brand goals for this year?: We're looking to increase brand awareness and continue to build our community of parents. In 2017 we're focusing on collaboration and partnership with like minded brands/people.
Words you live by/quotes you love: Work hard, be kind.
Best advice you’ve ever been given?: It's ok to ask for help when you need it.