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RAFFAELA "MARIE" RIZZO FENN

President

Marie is passionate about everything she does.  She brings more than three decades of professional experience to Giro di Mondo's clients. A creative, service-oriented leader with a proven record of accomplishment and success in business management and integrated marketing promotions and communications programs.  Her experience includes book and magazine publishing, brand development, image campaigns, grassroots movements, crisis and issues management, constituency-building initiatives, new product development, consumer and trade media relations and outreach, organizational leadership, and team building.  She is the Author of "Thank you for the shoes- the story of an extraordinary, ordinary man."

     Born in Italy, Marie holds an MBA degree from Jacksonville University. She earned her BA degree in media studies from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT, where she graduated magna cum laude. She is the recipient of dozens of professional and community awards. She serves on several non-profit Boards and makes giving-back an integral part of her daily life.