Mary Oakie, CBCP, Business Resiliency Lead

Mary is a Certified Business Continuity Professional with over 15 years of Business Continuity experience.  Mary’s experience spans across all BCP professional practices including pre-planning, project management, execution of the Business Impact Assessment, initiating planning activities, and validating capabilities through exercise and tests.  Mary is well versed with the FFIEC and ISO 22301 Guidelines for BCP/DR, among others.

Prior to joining the Blue Moon Consulting Group, Mary worked for GMAC/Ally Financial where she was instrumental in the development and current maturity of their Enterprise BCP Program. As the program’s Director, Mary led the team in the implementation of all the BCP framework components and consistently obtained the highest ratings from both internal and FRB/FDIC audits. Mary was also responsible for the program’s dashboard/metrics reporting to Senior Management and the Board of Directors.

Additionally, Mary built and executed Ally’s Crisis Management’s program, which included the development of defined Incident Response Plans for different parts of the business.  Mary also brings practical, hands-on experience in responding to business disruptions and risks.   Mary was responsible for providing real-time corporate support and guidance to business leaders for a broad range of threats and incidents that faced this multi-billion dollar company.  Events included preparation and response to Hurricane Sandy, active shooter threats, data compromises and multiple site or process-specific business continuity risks and events.

Prior to GMAC/Ally Mary owned her own technology and training company.  Mary’s clients included private and public companies along with the U.S. Government’s Office of Personnel Management and the Federal Information Agency.