Victoria's BioVictoria Marum joined Cornerstone’s federal government relations team on May 1, 2019. Victoria comes to the firm after serving for more than 11 years in the United States Navy, most recently as the House Congressional Liaison officer for the Navy since January 2014. As a Liaison officer, she created and implemented engagement strategies for Congress and the Department of the Navy, providing crucial insight and strengthening Congressional relations with the Department of Defense. In this assignment, she interfaced directly with Members of Congress, committee staff and senior defense officials, enabling Navy efforts to meet legislative objectives in the House of Representatives through personal engagement and relationship building. Victoria also organized and led international congressional delegations with Members and staff on critical fact-finding missions, and coordinated complex and detailed high-impact events on Capitol Hill.
Prior to that, Victoria was a Naval Aviator for Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 70, flying the MH-60R Seahawk. Victoria joined the “Spartans” of HSM-70 in November 2010, specializing in anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare. She participated in the inaugural deployment of USS George H .W. Bush (CVN 77) in 2011, flying in support of Operation New Dawn (OND) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). Victoria served as HSM-70 Legal Officer, Search and Rescue Office, Training and Readiness Officer, Detachment Operations Officer, and Squadron Assistant Operations Officer. She was responsible for the oversight and management of squadron operations, ensuring combat readiness for 20 tactical flight crews in preparation for deployment and instructing new pilots in all phases of flight and tactical proficiency.
Additionally, Victoria is a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve and an officer with the NATO Detachment, Washington, D.C. In this role, her mission is Reserve support for mobilization and manpower across the full spectrum of defense planning and joint-multinational operations and exercises, from emergencies to daily operations, peacetime through conflict resolution.
Victoria holds a B.A. from the University of Florida. She graduated from the University of Florida in 2007, majoring in anthropology and completing her divemaster with the University’s Academic Dive Program. Victoria is also a 2016 alumna of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS).