Who We Are

Mary P. Stier The Brilliance Group

Mary P. Stier, CEO of The Brilliance Group, is a leader who has inspired and mentored women across the country to help them focus their energies and passions with incredible results.

Prior to founding The Brilliance Group, Stier enjoyed a 25 year career as one of the top executives of  Gannett Company, Inc., a Fortune 500 media company. As one of the youngest publishers in Gannett's history, Stier served as President and Publisher of The Des Moines Register, the Rockford (IL) Register Star and the Iowa City (IA) Press-Citizen.  Stier also served as a Senior Group President for Gannett's Midwest and SunCoast Newspaper Groups and was responsible for the publication of 26 midwestern and southern newspapers, over 350 non-daily publications and 27 web sites.

Stier led and mentored 7400 employees through change of the newspaper industry into a multimedia environment.  She initiated and led the Generation X Task Force for Gannett that developed strategies and products to attract and retain younger readers which resulted in a significant impact to the media industry and is modeled throughout the United States today.