Welcome to Business Innovators Magazine…Please introduce yourself and a brief thumbnail of your background.
My name is Gina Clark Hayes. I am the author of a book that debuted as a Best Seller on Amazon. My book “Planted by the River” presents details of some of the most difficult times in my life as well as the most rewarding, culminating with where I am today. In the book, I speak a lot about my faith. It’s the driving force that sustains me. I am a woman committed to God and to my family (my husband and two children, as well as my large extended family). I would not be the woman I am today without God and without my family. I’ve been a licensed attorney for over 25 years. I graduated from The Catholic University Columbus School of Law in Washington, DC. I am a native Washingtonian. I spent my life “inside the beltway.” I lived in Washington DC until I got married in 1993. We then moved across the line to Maryland. After our second child was born, we relocated to Virginia, completing the cycle of living in the DMV (DC, Maryland, and Virginia). A large part of that time I spent working as an Attorney-Advisor for the United States. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) within the U.S. Department of Commerce. After my career there, my husband and I relocated to Arizona where I worked for over a year as Senior Attorney and Practice Manager for a small law firm. I am currently working on a business project that will be launched very soon.