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Dawn O’Brien

Operations Director

Dawn O’Brien is the Operations Director at SalientMG, and brings over 25 years of project management experience to the company. In her role, she leverages her background in advisory research, trade association, IT and not-for-profit management to service the needs of both internal and external clients.

Prior to joining SalientMG, Dawn played several roles at Gartner, a leading global information technology research and advisory company, including Program Manager for the Gartner Global Supply ChainTop 25, a global research project which analyzes publicly available financial data and surveys executives to rank top supply chains among Fortune 500 and Forbes Global 2000 companies.

Dawn’s professional background also includes executive management and fundraising roles with National Voluntary Health Agencies, including the American Cancer Society and the Arthritis Foundation, as well the National Retail Federation (NRF), the world’s largest retail trade association where she served as Senior Director, Retail Merchandising Systems and worked with the NRF CIO Council, a roster of 50+ retail executives.

Dawn lives in Annapolis, MD where she enjoys time in and on the water and on the golf course. She values time spent with family and friends in Washington, DC, NYC and Boston. Dawn holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston University.


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