Sacred Heart Academy is pleased to announce the 2019 Commencement speaker, Mary Locke Cavallaro, Class of 1986. Mary has represented creative professionals in the media and entertainment industry for more than 25 years. Since 2010, Mary has served as the Chief Broadcast Officer for the News and Broadcast Department of Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television & Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). Mary is responsible for overseeing the negotiation and administration of more than 250 labor agreements with network and local broadest employers nationwide. She chairs national negotiations for the Network News Agreements as well negotiations with employers with station and broadcast operations in multiple television and radio markets.
Mary is also an adjunct professor at Drexel University's Westphal School of Media Arts and Design. She has taught a graduate course in Media Law for Television Management and undergraduate course in Media Law and Ethics.
Mary is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a degree in political science, and Villanova University School of Law. While in law school, Mary was the founding editor of the Villanova Law Sports and Entertainment Law Journal.
Along with her professional success, Mary is the daughter of an alumna Helen Moran Locke '53 and the mother of a student, Bailey Cavallaro Class of 2022!