Mary is the immediate past President & founder of the Ohio Professional Bail Association. Mary created a transparent, functional and highly successful State Association in Ohio and is a key advocate on behalf of bail in Ohio and nationally. Recently Mary was chosen to testify before Congress on behalf of our industry. Mary speaks with conviction and a sense of respect and decorum that adds to the dignity of our profession. Sitting next to Mary in Washington, D.C. and was truly a defining moment for myself in my career and all of us as an industry. In Mary's spare time she is a doting Grandmother, Wife, and Mom. Mary Is the Owner/President of Smith Bond and Surety in Ohio. I am honored to appoint Mary to the title of Chairwoman Emeritus, no one is more deserving than our Mary! We are lucky and blessed to have Mary advises us and guides us on all issues, including professionalism, compliance, and strategy initiatives.