Mary Ann Liebert

Mary Ann Liebert, President and CEO of the privately held publishing empire that bears her name, is widely regarded as a visionary in publishing. In 1980, Ms. Liebert founded her company Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers, to focus on the then embryonic field of biotechnology and to establish authoritative journals in cutting edge areas of biomedical research such as genetic engineering, gene therapy, AIDS research, tissue engineering, and stem cell research, and medical journals including Journal of Women’s Health, Journal of Palliative Medicine, Stem Cells and Development, Telemedicine and e-health, and Sustainability ( The company also publishes 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing and Big Data.

Mary Ann Liebert Inc., publications are focused on cutting edge areas of endeavor and are universally acknowledged for both contributing to the literature and to advancing the fields they serve. Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN), which made its debut in 1980, is the company’s flagship publication; It was the first publication in the biotechnology industry and is the most widely read in this field around the globe.

The company’s mission is the advancement of professional education in the life sciences, clinical medicine and surgery, and related technologies and law. By providing authoritative content, published both in print and online, the company provides important research findings and new translational applications that will ultimately improve the health and well-being of people around the world. The Editors of these prestigious publication include Nobel Laureates and award-winning scientists, who ensure the highest integrity of content. The company’s conference division presents authoritative symposia both in the United States and abroad.

Mary Ann has been a member of the board of directors of Research!America, the prestigious organization that advocates for federal funding for biomedical research. Among other organizations, she served as a member of the Board of the Friends of the National Library of Medicine, past president of the Dance Perspectives Foundation and a board member of the Columbia Presbyterian Health Sciences Advisory Council.

Mary Ann has been the recipient of awards that include the Scientific Publishing Award from the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Center of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. In 2004, she received the Headliner Award from the Association for Women in Communications, and in 2005, she received an award from the Fund for Women and Girls. In 2007, she received an award from the Lymphatic Research Foundation in recognition of the contribution her publications make to the biomedical literature

Profiles about Mary Ann have appeared in newspapers and magazines and she is an invited presenter at professional meetings around the country, a speaker for women’s business groups, and was the president of the Westchester chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).

Mary Ann is the founder and executive vice president of the Rosalind Franklin Society, which recognizes, fosters, makes known, and advances the important contributions made by women in the life sciences and affiliated disciplines.

Mary Ann had stepped up to the podium of the Westchester Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted the first movement of Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony in an open rehearsal. She looks forward to doing so again, again and AGAIN!

Mary Ann is married to pediatric surgeon, Peter S. Liebert, MD, MBA, her first love and second husband.