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Park Board: Mary Cortina

Mary Cortina Mary D. Cortina, an information technology executive and engaged community volunteer, was named to the Fairfax County Park Authority Board as an at-large member by Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova in 2013.

Cortina serves on the Executive Committee as Treasurer and is chairman of the Strategic Planning and Initiatives Committee. She is also a member of the Funding Policy and Bond Committee and the Resource Management Committee. In addition, she serves as liaison to the Federation of Friends and to Trails 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, 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, the 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

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

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