I am deeply sad to inform you that Marian Long, Principal of Gradient Planning, passed away peacefully earlier this week. On February 7, 2017 she died of cancer surrounded by her loved ones, after an incredibly brief and intense battle. Some people make life better for everyone around them, and that is what she did.
She was a global forerunner in the field of incident management and had a successful career as a consultant for over three decades. She managed hundreds of commercial and government contracts on four continents, including arctic locations, and passionately contributed to her field, clients, and community. She worked at Gradient Planning since 2008. We will sorely miss her quick wit and dry sense of humor, analytical and creative mind, and would-be future contributions to her field.