Before being appointed Commissioner by Governor Paul LePage, Mary served for a brief time as the Senior Health Policy Advisor for the Administration. Prior to joining state government, Mayhew served as Vice President of the Maine Hospital Association for 11 years. As Vice President, Ms. Mayhew was responsible for state and federal government relations and development and advocacy of the association's health care policies.
Prior to joining the hospital association, Mayhew was a partner in the public affairs firm of Hawkes & Mayhew based in Augusta, providing association management, public relations and advocacy services to a variety of clients. Mayhew also served as a manager of state government relations for the Equifax Corporation in Atlanta, Georgia. Mayhew began her professional career as a legislative assistant in Washington D.C. for Congressman William Alexander.
Mayhew holds a B.A. in Political Science.