40+ years in a wide variety of successful endeavors -- retailing, federal contracting, community development, non-profit fund raising, logistics, food service/restaurants, franchise operations and personal services (everything from beauty/barber shops, florist services, automobile service and repair operations, laundry/dry cleaning businesses, shoe and jewelry repair, etc.).
Masters of Business Admin (Marketing emphasis), Michigan State Univ. (1987);
Bachelor's of Business Admin, Univ. to Texas/El Paso;
Numerous one-off courses in everything from organizational change management to EEO & gender equity, to technical classes (computers, mechanical/electrical/HVAC).