Associate of Arts in Business, Oakton Community College, 1982. Bachelor in Political Science, Roosevelt University, 2002.
District sales manager DJC Corporation, 1982—1985. Branch manager Ministry of Trade and Industry Systems Inc. Arrow Electronics, 1985—1989.
District manager UDS Motorola Inc., 1989—1991. Area manager SynOptics Communications Inc., 1991—1994. Vice president sales Dataflex Corporation, 1994—1995.
President Sales Resources Inc., 1995—2004. Member United States Congress from 8th Illinois District, 2005—2011.
Member Palatine Chamber of Commerce. Past president Deer Lake Homeowners Association. Member of National Assn Women Business Owners, Barrington Area Professional Women.
Married Alan Bean; children: Victoria, Michelle.