Mary Strain


Mary Strain leads US higher education and public sector adoption of Hyland Credentials, the global leader in blockchain anchored, digital credential issuing systems built on the Blockcerts open standard.  

Prior to join Hyland, Mary led large scale digital credentialing initiatives in New York City and in several US states.  As an advisor to technology firms, higher education institutions, large urban school systems and state licensing agencies Mary has been positioned on the leading edge of technology and brought innovative approaches to public serving agencies for over a decade.

Mary serves an advisor and speaker at The University of Pennsylvania's Education Design Studio, The Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color and The School Improvement Partnership and was a middle school teacher in NYC.  Mary is a wife, mother and outstanding cocktail maker.


Mary completed a BA in History from Fordham University and an MPA in Public Policy from The City University of New York.