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Mary Ellen Smalley

Director of Public Relations, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

Mary Ellen Smalley is the Director of Public Relations at the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. She spent 15 years as a journalist before moving into cause marketing and communication. In her role at the DTFA she manages earned media, paid media, research and partnerships. She is a graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. Mary Ellen serves as a member of the Columbus Humane Board Marketing Committee. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Jerod and her cat, Mr. Brian Williams.