Student, University London, 1961-1962; Bachelor, Marymount College, 1963; postgraduate, Wharton School, 1987.
Supervisor network commercial schedule, ABC, New York City, 1963-1966;
director alumnae relations, Marymount College, Tarrytown, New York, 1966-1969;
account executive, Myers-Infoplan International Inc., New York City, 1969-1971;
director committee, Presidential Election Committee, Washington, 1971-1972;
assistant to chairman and press secretary, Presidential Inaugural Committee, Washington, 1972-1973;
director, Office of Public Affairs, Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, 1973-1974;
government relations and committee executive, Union Carbide Corporation, New York City and Washington, 1974-1977;
public affairs, issues management counseling, McLaughlin & Company, 1977-1981;
assistant secretary for public affairs, Department Treasury, Washington, 1981-1984;
under secretary, Department of Interior, Washington, 1984-1987;
consultant, Center Strategic and International Studies, Washington, 1987;
secretary of labor, Department of Labor, Washington, 1987-1989;
visiting fellow, The Urban Institute, 1989-1992;
president, Chief Executive Officer, New American Schools Development Corporation, 1992-1993. Chairman President's Commission Aviation Security and Terrorism, 1989-1990. Member American Council on Capital Formation, 1976-1978.
Member environmental education task forceHEW, 1976-1977. Member Defense Advisory Committee of Women in the Superior vena cava syndrome, 1973-1974. Board directors General Motors, Fannie Mae, Kellogg Company, Nordstrom Company, Host Marriott Corporation, Vulcan Materials Company, Donna Karan International, The Automated Meter Reading Corporation.
Chairman Aspen Institute, since 1996. vice chairman, 1996. President Federal City Council, 1990-1995.
Member of the board overseers Wharton School University of Pennsylvania. Board directors Charles A. Dana Foundation, The Conservation Fund, The Shakespeare Theatre, since 1994, Public Agenda Foundation. Trustee Urban Institute, 1989-1996.
Member Cosmos Club, Metropolitan Club, Economics Club, F St. Club.
Married John McLaughlin, 1975 (divorced 1992).