In recognition of Mary Lou Fiala’s distinguished 35-year career as a prominent industry leader, this Fellowship is designed for women who have Mary Lou’s drive, determination and skills to take the next big step in their careers.
Applications for the 2024 Mary Lou Fiala Fellowship are now closed. Information regarding the 2025 Mary Lou Fiala Fellowship will be announced in Fall 2024.
Prior to her retirement in December of 2009, Mary Lou served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Regency Centers, a leading national owner, operator and developer of shopping centers. She formerly was Non-Executive Chair of Build-A-Bear Workshops, Inc., and was on the General Growth Properties Board. Currently Mary Lou sits on the board of directors of Regency Centers. She is a past chairman and former trustee of ICSC.
All applications are confidential and are reviewed by a selection committee. One Fiala Fellow will be selected annually from the completed, eligible applications.
Evelyn Gross • 2023–2024 Fellow
Jasmyn Sylvester • 2023–2024 Fellow
Caroline Jenkins • 2022–2023 Fellow
Katie Doellman • 2021–2022 Fellow
Maegen Akers • 2020–2021 Fellow
Grace Lewin • 2019-2020 Fellow
Fiala Fellowship candidates must:
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