Mary Younggren is the owner and principal of Advent Talent Group, an independent, award-winning staffing & recruiting company with three divisions – Advent Office, Advent Creative and Advent HR. Whether climbing the highest cliff in Norway, or traveling to Haiti to provide aid, Mary isn’t one to shy away from a challenge. As a small business owner, Mary oversees all facets of the business and is delighted to serve as 2022 President-Elect for NAWBO-MN! In addition to her 30-year career in staffing and recruiting, Mary is a life-long learner and widely recognized as an expert in her field. She regularly consults with hiring and organizational leaders about navigating the labor shortage crisis and the future of work.
Advent Talent Group is a proud recipient of several national awards from the American Staffing Association, including two-time winner of the ASA CARE Award for philanthropic involvement and employer of the ASA 2022 National Staffing Employee of the Year. Advent also received the Keystone Honored Company award in 2019 from the Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce.
This involvement, along with her personal service, aligns with Mary’s purpose of helping people make meaningful connections. Mary is a recipient of the City of Edina’s Volunteer of the Year Awards, Edina Rotary’s Service Above Self and Volunteer of the Year awards, NAWBO’s Achieve! Established Business Owner Award, Rotarian of the Year Award, Minnesota Monthly and Crave Restaurant’s The Heart of the Event award, and numerous ASA awards.
Mary has served on numerous philanthropic boards for organizations like Girl Scouts, Edina Rotary, and the MN Staffing & Recruiting Association. Passionate about helping women business owners rise up, Mary is currently serving her fourth year of service on the NAWBO-MN Board of Directors and as NAWBO president elect for 2022.