BBA '93; chief financial officer at WBEZ Chicago
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Spending quality time with family and close friends.
What is your greatest fear?
Being separated from loved ones.
Which talent would you most like to have?
To be able to sing and dance.
Who are your heroes in real life?
My parents, who taught my two sisters and me the importance of hard work and education.
What qualities do you most admire in business professionals?
A strong sense of ethics, willingness to take risks, and strong communication skills.
Which qualities do you dislike?
What is the best advice you can offer to young women and men as they start their careers?
To seek out mentors, coaches, and sponsors who can provide counsel and guidance as you navigate through your career.
Your top three networking tips?
- At social events, ask how you can help the other person first.
- At networking events, wear a jacket with pockets. Have your business cards in one and collect other attendees' cards in the other.
- If an attendee list is distributed ahead of time, do research on attendees and prioritize who you want to meet and what you plan to say/ask.