Mary Carpenter joins Mindshare as leader of the Chicago office. She will oversee a team of more than 175 professionals who manager media duties for a wide range of clients, including Kimberly-Clark, Abbott, BP, and Motorola. Carpenter joins Mindshare from Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG), where she most recently served as EVP, managing director at Halogen Response Media. Prior to that, Mary was part of the management team at Starcom USA. From 2001 to 2008, Mary led strategy and operations for SMG's dedicated General Motors unit in Detroit.