Thu, September 22, 2016
Conference Speaker Title(s)

Director of The United Services Automobile Association; Rear Admiral (Ret), United States Coast Guard

Mary Landry is a Director of The United Services Automobile Association (USAA). USAA serves over 11,000 members by providing highly competitive financial products and services to military members and their families. From April 2012 to August 2015, Ms. Landry was the inaugural Director of Incident Management and Preparedness at Coast Guard Headquarters.  Ms Landry was responsible for establishing, developing, and implementing all hazards incident management goals, strategies, policies, and doctrine to meet Coast Guard responsibilities in incident preparedness and response. From May 2013 to May 2014 Ms. Landry was detailed to the White House as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Resilience Policy.


Prior to joining the Coast Guard’s Senior Executive Service, Ms Landry served on active duty in the Coast Guard retiring at the rank of Rear Admiral in 2011.  As a flag officer she served as Director of Governmental and Public Affairs at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC. Her subsequent tour was as the Commander of the Eighth Coast Guard District and Commander of Task Force 189.8, headquartered in New Orleans. As District Commander, Rear Admiral Landry was responsible for U.S. Coast Guard operations covering 26 states, more than 1,200 miles of coastline and 10,300 miles of inland waterways from Florida to Mexico and including the entire navigable lengths of the Mississippi, Ohio, Missouri, Illinois, and Tennessee River systems. During this tour she served as Federal on Scene Coordinator in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and oversaw the service’s response to the historic 2011 Mississippi River Valley floods.


Ms Landry’s military commendations and civilian honors include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit (three awards), the University of Rhode Island Distinguished Achievement Award, the Seamen’s Church Institute River Bells Distinguished Service award, the U.S. Women in Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) Personality of the Year 2011, New Orleans Magazine 2011 Top Female Achiever, the 2014 Sea Service Leadership Association North Star Lifetime Achievement Award, and an Honorary Doctoral Degree from Hilbert College. She has an undergraduate degree from SUNY Buffalo, a Masters Degree in Management from Webster University, and a Masters of Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island. Ms Landry also completed the Harvard National Security Fellowship.