Mary Jane Borden
Mary Jane Borden is a writer, artist, and activist in drug policy from
Westerville, Ohio. She has a marketing and sales focus with excellent, versatile
communication skills. She is an accomplished communications and information
DRUG POLICY REFORM ACTIVITIES
DRUG WAR FACTS (www.drugwarfacts.org)|
Secretary, Board of Directors
Fundraising Specialist/Business Manager
DRUG POLICY ALLIANCE
"Making the News: How to Get the Media to Cover Your Issue"
"Non-Profit Engineering: Growing Your Organization and Planning for Growth"
OTHER DRUG POLICY ACTIVITIES
Author of the analytical white paper, "The People Have Spoken: Medical
Marijuana Polling 1996-2002," an extensive analysis of sixty-six separate
public opinion surveys concerning the medicinal use of marijuana.
Coined the term, Chemical Bigotry (www.chemicalbigotry.org) to describe discrimination derived from drug testing. Her essay, "Chemical Bigotry," http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v02/n000/a314.html appeared in the 2004 compilation, "Under the Influence: The Disinformation Guide to Drugs."
Public policy advocate for safe, legal access to medicinal cannabis in Ohio. Participated in running non-profits, crafting legislation, meetings with numerous state legislators, hiring professional lobbyists, and hearings for three bills.
CAREER HISTORY OUTSIDE DRUG POLICY REFORM
As Sales Information Manager, supervised a staff of five in the department that reported data concerning the field sales force. Managed the sales territory database and master file system, generating over fifty reports per quarter for sales, business, and executive management.
Graphic Design - one to four colors on paper.
Created the Internet-focused training course, "Developing a Web Site Business Plan," and designed its detailed manual, adapting both to such industries as sales management and long-term care.
Participated in the national launch of an Internet service that brought together the classic car community. Produced all marketing materials including four-color national magazine ads, a four-color brochure, and all collateral material.
Named a new warehousing, distribution, and logistics company and designed the logo that appears on its marketing materials, press releases, World Wide Web site, and truck fleet.
Created the annual four-color calendar that documents a major bicycle tour around the State of Ohio.
MASTERS OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA)|
The University of Dayton
BACHELOR OF ARTS (BA)
Majors: Art and Psychology
ACCREDITED IN PUBLIC RELATIONS (APR)
Earned the Accredited in Public Relations (APR) certification from the
Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
COLUMBUS MATRIX FOUNDATION|
THE ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN COMMUNICATION
Columbus Chapter President, 1995-1996
A business-to-business networking organization Cofounder and former secretary
AMERICAN MARKETING ASSOCIATION
Director of Communications, 1984-1986
Special Merit Award in Communications, 1984-1985, for Chapter newsletter and media relations
OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
Market Research Exchange of Central Ohio
|Award-winning artist, skilled in such mediums as oil, acrylic, pencil, pen and ink, and watercolor. Fifteen detailed pencil drawings are matted, framed, and ready for gallery display as a show entitled, A Few of My Friends on Drugs.|