Mary "Polly" Bartlett Bryson '79
Mary “Polly” Bartlett Bryson ’79
Polly Bryson is a partner at Terra Nova Partners, LLC., a commercial real estate investment firm in Cambridge, MA. Previously, she was a principal at Spaulding & Slye (now Jones Lang LaSalle), and held several leadership positions at the firm, including New England brokerage manager, director of marketing and research and New England regional manager. Throughout her career, she has been actively involved in fundraising and leadership roles for several community service organizations, including United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley and YWCA Boston.
As a Wheaton Alumna Trustee, Polly serves on both the Board of Trustees and the Alumnae/i Board of Directors. She has also been a member of the President’s Commission, Class Fund Agent, Phonathon Caller, Annual Fund Leadership Solicitor, and Reunion Gift Committee member. In 2007, she established the Professor Charles Aughtry Scholarship for Project Scholarship in memory of Professor Aughtry. Polly gives back to Wheaton because of her gratitude for the inspiration and support she received as a student and her passion for the College’s mission and vision. Polly lives in Cambridge with her husband, Chuck, and their son, Woody.