Bachelor's and Master's in Political Science and Public Law. Formerly, assisted in creation and development of multi-million dollar educational foundation; 1984, founded APCO Worldwide. Trustee, Northwestern Mutual; Chairman, Women Presidents' Org.; member, corporate and non-profit boards. Recipient of awards, incl.: Alexander Hamilton Medal, Institute for Public Relations (2010); Volunteers of America (Greater New York) Spirit of the Founders Award (2012); Plank Center for Leadership in PR Agency Mentorship Hall of Fame (2012); Excellence in Leadership, Global Thinkers Forum (2012); Corporate Statesmanship Award, US Assoc. of Former Members of Congress (2013).