Party affiliation: Republican
Staff nurse Alta Bates Hospital, Berkeley, California, 1973-1974. Director student affairs National Student Nurses Association, New York, 1974-1975, director program and field services, 1975-1977. Legislation assistant Senator Bob Dole, 1977-1978.
Professional staff member Senate Committee Finance, United States Senate, 1979-1982, deputy staff director, 1982-1985. Deputy chief of staff Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, United States Senate, 1985-1986. Chief of staff Senator Bob Dole, 1986-1996.
Secretary United States Senate, Washington, 1995. Undersecretary American Museum and national programs Smithsonian Institution, 2000—2003, deputy secretary, chief operating officer, 2004—2007. Adjunct nursing faculty Georgetown University.
Research assistant J.F. Kennedy School Government, Harvard University, 1980-1981, advisor to dean, 1996, executive dean, lecturer public policy, 1996-2000, adjunct lecturer, since 2000.