Student, Trinity College. Student, University Connecticut. Certified, International Business Machines Corporation Management School, 1986.
Contract underwriting assistant, The Travelers, Hartford, 1956-1957; group underwriting assistant, Connecticut General, Bloomfield, Connecticut, 1958-1959; free lance public relations, free lance writer, Hartford, 1968-1970; editor, Guider Magazine-Hartford, 1970-1971; communications director, United Way of Greater Hartford, 1971-1977; associate executive director, United Way Services, Cleveland, 1977-1985; president, Ruth Reid & Company, Cleveland, since 1985. Chairman market research United Way of America, Alexandria, Virginia, 1978-1984, vice chairman communications, 1982-1984, chairman conference communications program, 1984.
Campaign coordinator United States Republican Toby Moffett, Suffield, Connecticut, 1976. Active member Leadership Cleveland, since 1983, various arts and service organizations, Cleveland. Chairman Mayor's Award for Volunteerism Public Relations, Cleveland, 1985-1986.
Vice president marketing Ohio chapter National Osteoporosis Foundation, since 1989. Member Advertising Club.
Children: Margaret, Jerry, Mary E., Tricia.