Mary B. Relotto

Dames Bond LLC

Position: Founder and CEO

 

Expertise

Connecting people to opportunities and resources, marketing, fundraising, board development, event planning and execution.

 

Education and Training

Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Ohio University, 1988

Licensed Realtor, 2008

 

Awards and Honors

 

2011

SBA’s Women In Business Champion Award

 

2010

Sunny 95’s Top 20 Women You Should Know in 2010

 

Forbes and ForbesWoman recognition for damesbond.com as one of the Top 10 Career Sites for Women in Business

 

2009

Women Business Owners Networking Woman of the Year

 

Community Involvement (Volunteer Efforts)

- Featured speaker for several local nonprofit organizations and community networking groups

- Member of the Womens Council of Central Ohio

- Planning Committee for Momentum 2010 and organizer/producer of Makers of Momentum

- YWCA Kitchen Crew

- Sponsor and donor of several local nonprofit groups and friends who participate in walks/runs

-  Panelist Columbus Metropolitan Club program with Gloria Feldt – Oct. 5

 

Personal Details

I was born in Biella, Italy and adopted by two wonderful parents at the age of three. I am the strong, passionate, champion of women today because of the challenges I faced from my days in the orphanage to learning a new language and adapting to a new way of life. I had several women in my world help me get through some very tough times and I’m grateful. Women need champions because it’s so easy to give up when you’re at a disadvantage.

 

Growing up, I always embraced adversities and fought for the underdog. I knew early on that by making connections and having the right friends – people who were positive – I’d overcome any obstacle. Here I am today, embracing most everything that comes my way.

 

I enjoy cooking, singing – mostly karaoke, walking with my dog Henry, playing poker, great wine and traveling.

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