Mary Trier is founder and CEO of Capital Communications & Consulting, a communications and marketing company supporting government, not-for-profit, and corporate organizations. The company, in operation since 2006, specializes in communications for the simulation and training industry.
Mary built her company by leveraging her deep roots in the Army, the modeling, simulation, and training (MS&T) industry, and experiences gained from her time as a career Department of the Army civilian congressional and public affairs professional. She holds an MBA from Webster University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Columbia College with a marketing and management emphasis.
As an avid community supporter, Mary currently serves on the board of the National Center for Simulation’s Board of Directors where she was a past Chair. Her love of the military and family tradition of serving the Army led Mary to give back to the Army and its Soldiers by devoting her personal time and resources to support of the Association of the US Army (AUSA). She previously served as Third Region President and member of the National Board of Trustees from July 2012-June 2016. She continues to support at the National level by serving on special projects and committees, and at the local chapter level as a member of the Board of Governors for the AUSA Sunshine Chapter. Mary previously served on the board of the Orlando Chamber of Commerce. She is an ATHENA PowerLink alum, a graduate of the Rollins Business Accelerator program, and was previously a member of the first Orlando Women’s Entrepreneur group – a subset of CEO NEXUS.
The Association of the U.S. Army at the National level presented Mary with the Drexel Biddle Medal at the Annual Meeting in 2020 for outstanding contributions to the association. Also, in 2020 she received the Earle L. Denton award from the local Sunshine Chapter. In 2018 the AUSA Third Region President and Executive Committee chose her as the Brenda M. Dougherty award recipient; and Laughs for the Troops, a not-for-profit organization serving military, first responders and veterans who have PTS and Traumatic Brain Injuries, presented her with their Humanitarian award.