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IT Executive Mary Cortina Named to Park Authority Board


Mary Cortina

Mary D. Cortina, an information technology executive and engaged community volunteer has been named an at-large member of the Fairfax County Park Authority Board. She was appointed by Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova.

Cortina is currently chairman of the Budget Committee. She serves as vice chairman of the Park Authority Awards Committee, the Funding Policy and Bond Committee as well as the Strategic Planning and Initiatives Committee. She is a member of the Resource Management Committee.

She also serves as liaison to the Federation of Friends and trail enthusiasts in the community

Former E-commerce Director for the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak), Cortina led all web-based initiatives for the company, including IT management and strategy for Amtrak.com, a top travel web site. Her leadership, working collaboratively with Amtrak business units and technical teams, transformed the company’s sales channels, resulting in explosive revenue growth and cost efficiencies for the organization.

Prior to Amtrak, Cortina was the IT Director for The National Wildlife Federation and served on its senior leadership team, culmination of nearly a decade of service to this organization. Early in her career, she worked as a programmer-analyst for Management Systems Designers, Inc. of Vienna, VA, now a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin.

Cortina earned a Bachelor of Science in Decision Sciences and Management Information Systems, as well as Marketing from George Mason University. She has been an active volunteer in the Braddock District with service on the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance Exception Review Committee from 2007-2015 and previously, the Braddock District Land Use Task Force, the Virginia Railway Express Garage Task Force, as well as the Women in Technology Education Foundation.

Cortina, a longtime resident of Fairfax County, resides in Annandale.


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