Mary Elizabeth Reiss

In her current role as Vice President of Compliance and Ethics Officer at RTI International, Mary Elizabeth Reiss has a dual reporting relationship into RTI’s General Counsel and Vice President of Internal Audit. She reports regularly to RTI’s Audit Committee and Board of Governors. Mary Elizabeth evaluates the environment in which RTI operates in terms of statutory, regulatory, contractual and other externally imposed compliance requirements and risks. In addition she assesses RTI’s internal controls and compliance activities to determine where there may be opportunities to enhance the institute’s compliance program and strengthen RTI’s Ethics Program and financial reporting. She currently has direct oversight responsibility for Industrial Security and Export Compliance.

Mary Elizabeth has 28 plus years of experience in government contracting, managing major subcontracts, international and domestic compliance, industrial security, and logistics management. The majority of her career prior to RTI was spent at Lockheed Martin where she was Director of Contract Administration with responsibility for international and domestic contracting and compliance functions. She completed Lean Six Sigma training at Lockheed Martin reaching the level of black belt.

Mary Elizabeth received a Masters in Business Administration from Florida Institute Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from LaSalle University. She attended Pennsylvania State University for post-graduate procurement education as well as the International Export Import Institute for International Trade Compliance certification classes.