As Director for Global Markets & Retention, Marian oversees the County’s international trade & FDI portfolio and manages a retention program focused on retaining companies through innovative programming and unparalleled service. In this role, Marian combines her passion for public service with expertise in strategic planning and performance management to promote economic development in Arlington and the greater Capital region.
Prior to joining AED, Marian held roles in the private and public sectors including several years with the U.S. Trade & Development Agency managing infrastructure-focused development portfolios in South Asia and the Former Soviet Union. Most recently, Marian worked as a Global Financial Advisor at Exxon Mobil Corporation, where she advised on the financial aspects of global energy projects ranging from $5 - $500 million.
Marian’s love of all things international stems from a childhood spent as a diplomatic brat in Hungary, Germany, Mexico and Austria. After completing her BA at Stanford University in Russian studies, she moved to Moscow to work as a translator. She went on to complete a Master’s Degree in International Business at the Fletcher School, Tufts University. As a native Arlingtonian, Marian is thrilled to be back “home” and working to make Arlington an even better place to live and work. In her “free” time, she is raising three kids under the age of three and enjoys teaching job skills to low income adults on a volunteer basis.