DAMA International is a non-profit, vendor-independent, global association of technical and business professionals dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices of information and data management.
Loretta Mahon Smith is a visionary and influential data management professional known for her consistent awareness of trends in the forefront of the industry. Since 1983, she has worked in international financial services, and been actively involved in the maturity and growth of Information Architecture functions, specializing in Data Stewardship and Data Strategy Development.
Loretta Mahon Smith has been a member of DAMA for more than 10 years, with a lifetime membership to the DAMA National Capitol Region Chapter. As President of the chapter she has the opportunity to help the Washington DC and Baltimore data management communities. She serves the world community by her involvement on the DAMA International Board as VP of Communications. She additionally volunteers her time to work on the ICCP Certification Council, most recently working on the development of the Zachman and Data Governance examinations.
In the past, Loretta has facilitated Special Interest Group sessions on Governance and Stewardship and presented Stewardship training at numerous local chapters for DAMA, IIBA, TDWI, and ACM, as well as major conferences including Project World (IIBA), INFO360 (AIIM), EDW (DAMA) and the IQ. She earned Certified Computing Professional (CCP), Certified Business Intelligence Professional (CBIP), and Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP) designations, achieving mastery level proficiency rating in Data Warehousing, Data Management, and Data Quality.
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