29 years with the Federal government's Bureau of Land Management (BLM); managed staffs of from 10 to 10,000, budgets up to $1.1 billion, and up to 200 offices in management of public lands and resources. Has worked in six states and Washington, DC
12 years as CEO of a public and community relations firm providing services to businesses, government and non-profits. Has directed public affairs staffs, prepared press releases and feature articles, had regular columns with the Phoenix Business Journal and Arizona Republic.
Writing, public speaking, reading, movies and theater
She has logged many firsts and won many awards. She was the first female Director in Bureau of Land Management history, the first President of the Black Chamber of Commerce of Phoenix and the first–ever winner of the Bureau’s Legends Award. She has been named to the Top 100 Phoenix Leaders and the Valley’s Most Influential Leaders. She won the Small Business Administration’s Vision Award for Minority Business Development, and was selected as the YMCA Entrepreneur of the Year.
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