Born: Columbus, Ohio
Education: Communications and political science degree, The Ohio State University
What was your very first job?
One of my first jobs was selling shoes at Gilbert’s Discount Shoe Store. It was one of the best trainings to understand people. If you’re always at their feet, you can understand all kinds of different people very well.
What is the greatest advice that you have ever received?
The greatest advice was from Winston Churchill. Never give in. There are all kinds of things that are going to happen on your journey, but you really do have to stay steadfast and look toward the future.
If you could have dinner with any three people from history, whom would they be and why?
Golda Meir. I saw her once, but I never got to talk to her. She was a powerful personality who was steadfast at a critical time for that country.
Nelson Mandela, because I just think he is one of most interesting human beings of our time to be in prison for two decades and decide to lead a whole country through many changes.
And President Franklin Roosevelt, because I felt he was at the most defining moment for our country in the last 100 years. We could have ended in an abyss or the great place we are today.