IT Executive Mary Cortina Named to Park Authority Board
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.
As E-commerce Director for the National Railroad Passenger Corporation known as Amtrak from 1999 to 2002, Cortina provided strategic vision for all Amtrak online initiatives and day-to-day management of Amtrak.com, a top travel web site with more than $350 million in annual revenues.
She served on the senior leadership team for The National Wildlife Federation in Vienna, VA., the culmination of nearly a decade of service to this organization in gradually more responsible information systems positions.
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 involved volunteer with service on the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance Exception Review Committee since 2007; the Land Use Task Force Braddock District in 2005 through 2007; the Virginia Railway Express Garage Task Force in 2003 through 2005, as well as the Women in Technology Education Foundation for two years.
Cortina, a longtime resident of Fairfax County, resides in Annandale.