Mary Hayes

Research Design and Systems Manager

Loyal & Engaged

Mary has been working in market research since 2020. She ran the L&E market research facility in Austin, Texas, before trying her hand at everything from recruiting participants for studies, to screener programming, and then into marketing. She served as a project manager for a market research consulting firm before becoming Strategic Partnership Executive at L&E. Her success in market research is due in part to her penchant for client relations and impeccable organizational skills.

Mary has been training in aerial silks since 2013 and is her best self when 15 feet off the ground and wrapped in fabric. She also has her own Etsy shop selling slouchy knit hats. Mary enjoys doing any activity that is outdoors and near (or in) a body of water, with her husband, daughter, and their dogs.

Insights About Me

What do you like best about what you do?

I consider myself a people-person, so I love making genuine connections with people.

What is your favorite L&E core value?

Embrace and inspire happiness.

What are you passionate about?

Kindness, the environment, and family.

What is your guilty pleasure?


What book or movie title would best represent the story of your life?

School of Rock

If you had a superpower, what would it be?

Teleportation – I would love to travel effortlessly to a local taco place or Thailand

What is the one thing most people don’t know about you?

I played guitar and sang with my high school rock band at the 2005 Warped Tour festival in VA Beach.