Linda received her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of Illinois. She holds an MBA in Marketing and Strategic Management from Purdue University. In addition, Linda has an Executive Coach certificate and Project Management certification from the University of St. Thomas.
Linda has worked for several premier Fortune 500 companies including IBM, 3M, and Target Corporation to name a few. Her work experience runs the gamut. She produced winning television commercials, managed hospitality for a CART and Indy car racing program, drove diversity events marketing strategies and recruited exceptional candidates at various levels.
Seeing change as an opportunity for growth, Linda has been in mission focused higher education for the last 11 years. She served as the Director of Industry Relations and Career Management for the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas for over seven years and was most recently the Director of Career Development and Employer Relations for the entire university. Linda is on the board of directors for the Stairstep Foundation, where she has served as their Secretary for the past 10 years. She is currently serving on a committee for the Urban League Twin Cities and is a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority.