Bachelor, Michigan State University, 1965. Master of Business Administration, Northwestern University, 1980.
Assistant editor Lyons & Carnahan, Chicago, 1967-1968. Managing editor Cahners Public Company, 1968-1971. Public relations writer Super Market Institute, 1972-1973.
Account supervisor Public Communications Inc., 1973-1977. Divisional manager public relations Quaker Oats Company, 1977-1982. Executive vice president, deputy general manager Golin/Harris Communications, 1982-1990.
Executive vice president Lesnik Public Relations, Northbrook, 1990-1991. Managing director Manning, Selvage & Lee, Chicago, 1991—2002. Public relations consultant, since 2002.
Director executive committee Indian Ridge Country Club, since 2006.
Director midwest region National Organization of Women, 1972-1974. Member Kellogg Alumni Advisory Board. Board directors Junior Achievement of Chicago.
Member Public Relations Society of America (Silver Anvil award 1986, 87), Public Club Chicago (Golden Trumpet awards 1982-1987, 90, 94, 95, 97, 98, 99, 00), Veterinary Feminists of America (board directors, vice president public relations), Northwestern Club Chicago, Kellogg Alumni Club, Beta Gamma Sigma.
Married Peter C. Ritsos, February 19, 1982.