Ms. Mary Lynn Schnurr is currently an Executive Consultant to General Dynamics Information Technology. She held the position of Vice President, Defense Intelligence from February 2013-September 2017. Ms Schnurr retired in January 2013 after 34 years of federal government service, including 32 years in Army Intelligence. She was the Army Intelligence Chief Information Officer for the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2 (DCS, G-2) and Director of the Intelligence Community Information Management Directorate. Ms Schnurr played a pivotal role in providing operational and technical advice on infrastructure and intelligence community information management/information technology (IM/IT) endeavors. She formulated the strategic management and integration of Army Intelligence IM/IT systems with the Joint, National, and Intelligence Community intelligence IM/IT systems. She was a recognized senior leader who proactively led Army Intelligence to IT consolidation and centralization aligning to the IC’s Intelligence Technology Efficiency initiatives. Her focus was on long-range strategies and new trends in technology development providing accurate and timely support to tactical, operational, and strategic-level operations throughout Army. She has served as an IM/IT professional in a variety of positions in Army Intelligence since she began her Army career as an intern in 1981. Prior to her position with the Army she was an educator and a member of a congressional staff.
Ms Schnurr has been active in mentoring college students at Virginia Tech by speaking and attending formally conducted leadership events and mentoring Women’s Volleyball players one on one who are looking for careers in Intelligence, Information Technology and Law Enforcement. She is currently the chair of the Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs Advisory Board. Ms Schnurr was recently inducted into the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame