Maureen “Mo” Whitaker
Maureen Whitaker, a 2002 Notre Dame graduate and three-time Monogram winner with the women’s lacrosse team, joined the Monogram Club Board of Directors in September of 2015. She will serve a four-year term.
Whitaker graduated Magna Cum Laude from Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic design with a minor in art history. Following graduation, the Doylestown, Pennsylvania native spent two years working as a graphic designer at Skyline Marketing in Chicago.
She moved to New York City in 2004 to enroll at the Fashion Institute of Technology and received her MA in Fashion and Textile Studies in 2006. Upon graduation she began working at Ralph Lauren in the men’s golf and tennis design departments and currently holds the title of Vice President of Design for Men’s and Women’s Golf and Tennis and Women’s Polo Sport.
At Ralph Lauren, Whitaker is responsible for creative direction of the golf, tennis and sport lines. She spearheads the design process from concepts through delivery, including research, inspiration, color, style, fabric and print direction, and showroom presentation. She collaborates with marketing, advertising, public relations and visual teams to communicate seasonal direction and create compelling campaigns, collateral and environments.
Ralph Lauren sponsors professional tour players Luke Donald, Billy Horschel, and legends Tom Watson and Davis Love. The company also is the official outfitters of the United States Golf Association and the PGA of America, which includes designing and outfitting Team USA for the Ryder Cup. It also is the official apparel sponsor of the US Open (tennis) and Wimbledon.
During her Fighting Irish career, Whitaker played in 33 games and tallied 14 goals and three assists from her attack position. She appeared on the dean’s list during all eight semesters at Notre Dame and earned the team’s Rockne Student-Athlete Award as a senior. Whitaker also was a BIG EAST Academic All-Star and a part of the Honors Program for Student-Athletes at Notre Dame.