Mary Brickel Anderson, F.SAME

Senior Associate / Senior Vice President
National Federal Services Leader
Sterling, VA

Mary Anderson is a Senior Associate and Senior Vice President who leads business development efforts for Schnabel’s federal government sector. Her expertise lies in building and fostering partnerships and forming strategic teaming arrangements, with an emphasis on strategic analysis and tactical positioning.

With over 30 years of experience, Mary’s knowledge and command of the federal procurement process has contributed to the firm’s robust federal geoconsulting practice. She initiated the international market captures for Schnabel more than 20 years ago, and is the primary point of contact for international clients and owners. These efforts have led to more than 400 successful international project awards in more than 150 countries. In addition to federal pursuits, she is responsible for pre- and post-award contract negotiations and management.

Mary is a long-time participant in the ACEC Federal Agencies and Procurement Advocacy (FAPA) Committee, has served on numerous professional industry international committees, and has served as a Panelist on the former Industry Advisory Panel (IAP) for the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Overseas Building Operations. She has been an active member of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) for more than 15 years and is the recent Past President of DBIA Middle Atlantic Region.

A Fellow with the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), Mary is the recipient of numerous SAME commendations, including the Society’s highest medal, the Walter O. Bacchus Gold Medal, which is bestowed upon the member demonstrating outstanding leadership skills. Raised in a military family that values service, Mary volunteers in support of our veterans and even rescues feral cats. She is also a ceramic and glass artist, instructor, and kiln meister who donates her work to numerous charities, including the Empty Bowls program that supports So Others May Eat (SOME).

SAME: Walter O. Bacchus Gold Medal (Lifetime Achievement Award)
Society of American Military Engineers: Multiple RVP Medals
Government Agencies: Multiple Challenge Coins
2014 Schnabel BD Award