Bachelor, University Indianapolis, 1980.
Newsroom assistant, Station WTTV-television, Indianapolis, 1979-1980; press secretary, Indiana House Representatives, Indianapolis, 1980-1984; director government relations, Indiana State Medical Association, Indianapolis, 1984-1989; executive assistant, Indiana State Board Health, Indianapolis, 1989-1990; manager public affairs, Eli Lilly & Company, Indianapolis, 1990-1992; manager state government affairs, Eli Lilly & Company, Indianapolis, since 1992.
Chair advising committee Maternal and Child Health, Indianapolis, since 1991. Member panelUnited Way, Indianapolis, since 1992. Member of advisory county Indiana School for the Blind.
Member Indianapolis Press Club, Indiana Foundation for Blind Children.
Married James G. Newland Junior, November 3, 1983.