Marie Strawser brings more than two decades of experience in business continuity, disaster recovery, and crisis management to her role as a Principal at Bryghtpath.
Prior to joining Bryghtpath, Marie spent more than twenty years in various business continuity leadership roles for companies like Ameriprise Financial, Target, and US Bank. She began her career at Ernst & Young, where she served as a Senior Advisor on their risk practice team designing and implementing business continuity and crisis management programs.
Marie is the co-founder of the Upper Midwest Security Alliance (UMSA) and presently serves as their managing director. UMSA is a non-profit organization that holds the Secure 360 conference, a regional multi-disciplinary security conference spanning information security, physical security, business continuity, and audit. Secure 360 has been held annually in the Twin Cities since 2006.
Marie is a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) and a Member of the Business Continuity Institute (MBCI).
Marie holds a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, a Masters of Science in Software Engineering from the University of Saint Thomas, and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Phoenix.