Bachelor, Sarah Lawrence College, 1977; postgraduate, Columbia School International Affairs, 1977-1979.
Director advisors, American Women's Economics Development, New York City, 1977-1978; director investing, Compt.' General’ s Office, New York State, New York City, 1979-1982; vice president management, director international investment, Dreyfus Corporation, New York City chairman asset management, managing director, Rothschild, Inc., New York City, 1982-1987; writer, investment consultant, since 1984. Trustee Shearson-Lehman Special Funds, New York City, since 1986, William Polk Carey Corporation Property Inc., New York City, 1987, New York State Teachers Retirement System, Albany, since 1988. Board.dirs. Biocraft laboratories, Inc., Elmwood Park, New Jersey.
(The secrets of winning on Wall Street from Bernard Baruch...)
Member of New York State Industrial Cooperative Council, since 1983, support group for Compt. E. Regan, New York City, since 1984, New York State Committee for Re-election of the President,1984, Center Pk. Conservancy, New York City, 1984-1989.
Member Finance Women's Association, Economics Club (trustee 1983-1985) Women's Economics Roundtable, University Club New York City, Committee of 200, Doubles Club.
Married Truman MacDonald Talley. Children: Melanie, MacDonald, Marina.