Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Mary Russo Rau is big city gal gone small town. The youngest of 8 kids - yes 8 kids - Mary grew up surrounded by family and friends and learned to use her natural born marketing skills, gift of gab, and creativity to be heard. Think about it! With 10 people at the family dinner table every night you have to be creative or you starve!
She describes herself as personable, outgoing, loyal and socially responsible.
Always up for something new and different, Mary left the close knit community of Baltimore in 1995 and embarked on a wild west adventure. Settling in the hipster's town of Sun Valley, Idaho, Mary feels summers at her Nana's house in the country fueled her connection to a quieter life of gardening, dinners on the back porch and cool summer nights under the stars. Mary enjoys visits back home for her regular big city fix because you can take the girl out of the city but you can't take the city out of the girl.
A wide range of industry experience has brought Mary where she is today. From sales and creative to campaign development, implementation and follow through, Mary brings 30 years of industry experience to the table. She is fascinated by all things marketing. When her old friends discover she works in PR and marketing, their quick response is, "Of course you do!"
Mary is a graduate of Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida with a degree in Business Administration and minor in Political Science. Mary is married to fine artist, David J. Rau, and has 2 very cool kids. In her free time she enjoys being outdoors, her daughter's rodeo events, her son's extreme skateboarding (no broken bones yet), running, gardening, alternative music and Independent Films.
"I'm very grateful to be working with MARY RAU PUBLIC RELATIONS - and I mean "with". This team of professionals offer what I consider to be best practices in all marketing and advertising areas. I never expected to get so much. Whether reviewing our more traditional marketing approach or diving into social media, MRPR has been a big help for my company". David R ~ Sun Valley, Idaho.