Associate of Arts, Colby-Sawyer College, 1957. Certified, Katharine Gibbs School, 1958.
Production assistant, Time Inc., New York City, 1958-1960; executive assistant, Jefferson-Standard Broadcasting Company, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1960-1968; executive assistant, Great Britain Wilkins Inc., Charlotte, 1981-1982; president, public relations consultant, Wright Comm., Inc., Charlotte, since 1982.
Board directors Charlotte Symphony Women's Association, 1964-1971, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, 1965. Member Auxiliary of the Mint Museum, Charlotte, since 1965. Trustee Colby-Sawyer College, 1997—2006.
Member National Association of Female Executives, American Society Interior Designers (director public relations Carolinas chapter l984-88), American Business Women's Association, American Society Magazine Photographers, Professional Photographers North Carolina, Professional Photographers American.
Married William Arthur Dow, 1987. 1 child, John M. Haywood.