Student, Carroll College, 1955-1957; Bachelor of Education, National-Saint Louis University, 1959; postgraduate, Harvard University, 1963.
Teacher, Headstart, California and Illinois, 1959-1970; fundraiser, Latin School Chicago, 1970; coordinator continuing medical education program, development assistant, University of Chicago, 1971-1972; administrator spinal cord program, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, 1972-1976; chief development officer, Lutheran Social Superior vena cava syndrome, Chicago, 1976-1979; director music services, Museum Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1979-1981; coordinator membership service, coordinator commodity institute, Chicago Board of Trade, 1982-1986; executive director Ednl. Research Foundation, Chicago Board of Trade, since 1986.
Board of directors Ranch Triangle Association, Chicago, 1974. Member benefit committee Hubbard St. Dance Company, Chicago, 1984. Volunteer Edwin Eisendrath Aldermanic campaign, Chicago, 1990.
Volunteer hospitality committee 4th Presbyterian Church, Chicago, 1990;member benefit committee United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Chicago, 1983-1985. Member, board directors northside affiliates Museum Contemporary Art. Member National Button Society, Svc.
Club Chicago, Newberry Library. Associations, Oak Park Tennis Club.
Married Marlan Howard Polhemus, September 8, 1974.