Education/Training

· University of Missouri School of Journalism; Columbia, Mo. — Earned a Bachelor of Journalism degree. Completed the four-year program in three years.

· UCLA Extension Public Relations Program; Westwood, Calif. — Earned a Professional Designation in Public Relations. Completed the program in less than a year.

· Public Relations Society of America — Earned APR professional accreditation in 1994. Accepted into the College of Fellows in 2012.

· International Association of Business Communicators — Earned ABC professional accreditation in 1996.

· Toastmasters International — Earned CTM designation in 1992. Earned the ACB designation in 2018.