Marie Purkert is the Senior Director of Corporate Strategy and a Principal for christopher consultants,ltd., a civil engineering, surveying, land planning and landscape architecture firm founded in 1982. In this role she guides the firm’s overall strategy by developing and managing marketing and business development plans in support of expansion through market growth, new service lines and client relationships. Marie also oversees the proposal team and leads the company’s merger and acquisition activities and corresponding integration efforts. She was a founding member of christopher’s Network of Women in 2017 as well as the company’s DEI Council in 2020.
In addition to her role within christopher, Marie has been a member of NAIOP Northern Virginia since 2011 where she actively participates in their committees and programs, donating hundreds of hours to the organization. Marie was named a NAIOP Research Foundation Visionary in 2020. She is also active in CREW DC and is co-chair of the Professional Development Committee and has sat on the Board of the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance since 2014 as well as its Governance Committee.
Marie received her BA in Communications, Public Relations from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia where she also pursued a MS in Real Estate Development.