Ann Marie Gidus-Mecera has worked in marketing for over 30 years. She received her undergraduate degree from Ohio University and worked in advertising for a major department store and two advertising agencies before starting A. Mecera Communications, a consulting firm that handles marketing, advertising and public relations. As a marketing consultant, she has provided marketing solutions for retail companies, small businesses and non-profits.
Ann Marie is the author of several religious education books including one that was translated into Romanian in 2013. She serves the Orthodox Christian Church in various lay leadership roles.
Ann Marie grew up in Ohio and Florida and settled in the Columbus, Ohio. She and her husband Gus have two daughters, Juliana and Justina.
Ann Marie's parents live with them in an in-law apartment.