Born in the USA, I completed graduate degrees in Anthropology in Paris, France, pursued an academic career, and published over 40 scientific papers. In 1982, I became president of the Kansas City based, George W. Miller Co. and began trans-Atlantic commuting. In 2002, I reestablished my US residency, became president of Master Craftsmen Foundation and the Alliance Française de KC. I joined and assumed leadership roles in the Greater KC Women’s Political Caucus, the Women in Politics Foundation (WIP) and Zonta International (ZI). Today I serve on the boards of the NWPC (VP-Membership), NWPC Foundation (President). I also serve as NWPC Rep. on the Political Parity Leadership Team, on the International Advocacy Committee and with the ZI delegation to the UN Commission on the Status of Women.