Mara has been bringing her innovative interior design visions to workplaces for more than 30 years. Her experience in designing for collaboration and productivity—as well as a love affair with entrepreneurship—made coworking a natural evolution. In 2015, she launched 25N Coworking as our Founder & CEO.
Mara’s sought-after thought-leadership and successful replication of the suburban coworking model has landed her key roles nationally and internationally: she serves in leadership positions for LExC (the League of Extraordinary Coworking Spaces) and on the Board of Directors for GWA (Global Workspace Association). She also regularly shares her expertise through local and national speaking engagements including lead speaker and panel member roles at GCUC (the Global Coworking Unconference Conference) and NAIOP’s Office Evolution Conference.
Mara also maintains close ties to local civic organizations in the suburban markets she serves, with a focus on small businesses and women in business. Mara is also the recipient of several awards including the Cynthia Bland O’Toole New Venture Award and an Entrepreneurial Excellence Award for Innovation.
A resident of Geneva, IL, Mara and her husband Randy are the proud parents of two daughters, Samantha and Emily. An active family, the Hausers and their dog enjoy vacationing in South Haven, MI whenever possible!
In Her Own Words…