Mary Rapp MacBain

Mary Rapp MacBain, born in coal country, is a lifelong daughter and sister. She was raised and educated in historic cities in the Midwest and finally earned a Master of Science in Accounting and CPA certificate at Wichita State University. Her education sparked the drive toward life-long learning.

Her phenomenal parents and grandparents, 5 brothers, numerous aunts and uncles and cousins, as well as the School Sisters of Notre Dame shaped the foundation of her technical and emotional intelligence. Their dedication to her success resulted in a life of high standards and ethics as well as joy in encouraging and honoring others. 

Since becoming a Mom, she dedicates herself to being present with and for her children and their loved ones. She enjoys being an aunt and grand aunt and is truly proud of the next and subsequent generations.

She started her 50-year career as a “Girl Friday” at her Dad’s ​medical ​clinic earning $1 per hour. Throughout her career, from these humble beginnings to her last career position as CEO of a

​prominent state ​professional association, she worked to improve organizations and facilitate change by focusing on the impact of the change on the people. As a leader, she fully utilized the talents of others to achieve success through teamwork.

​Mary owned and operated an information systems company for 17 years during which time she was a​n active and​ ​key ​member of ITA. She used a proven process developed in collaboration with her colleagues at the ITA and AICPA to implement hundreds of successful systems.

Currently, among other activities too many to list, Mary enjoys visiting and helping her children, reminiscing with cousins/siblings, appreciating music and art, decluttering her home and life, hanging out on Facebook, reading, writing, photography, napping, gardening, advocating for Medicaid consumers and caregivers, providing “spa days” and cutting hair for disabled people, doing a variety of exercising and meditation, loving nature, learning new things, preparing and eating healthy meals, budgeting, managing investments, traveling a bit, watching Netflix, and staying alive with the help of talented doctors and their teams.

Each day, Mary is grateful for her good health.

She is a life member of the Kansas Society of CPAs, career-long member of the AICPA (retired status), and now a member of The Phoenix Society.