Perdue School of Business
Perdue Hall

Executive Leader Lecture Series

Mitzi Perdue
Civic Leader, Author, Philanthropist
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Holloway Hall Auditorium
3:30 p.m.
Reception to Follow
Social Room

SALISBURY, MD - Mitzi Perdue is the widow of the late Frank Perdue, and author of Tough Man, Tender Chicken: Business & Life Lessons from Frank. The book was recently #6 in the Amazon rankings for Business Biographies.

She currently is Corresponding Editor for the Academy of Women’s Health, and also for GEN, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News.  In addition, she writes a philanthropy column for the Salisbury Daily Times. Each week she profiles a local charity, letting the community know about the needs the charity is addressing, and also giving a public pat on the back to the charity’s staff and volunteers.  As a syndicated columnist for 22 years, first with Capitol News in California and then nationally with Scripps Howard, she has written more than 1600 articles, most often on the environment and on science.. She was also a nationally syndicated TV hostess and producer, having produced more than 400 half hour shows.

 She has been a strong advocate of literacy and American veterans, and currently serves on the boards of the Institute of International Education, the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, and the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation. She’s a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the Women’s Day Magazine Women Who Inspire Us Award, and the President’s Award from the Maryland State Medical Society, for Bettering the Health Care of Maryland Citizens.

 Mitzi Perdue holds degrees from Harvard University and George Washington University. A former rice grower, she is a past President of the 35,000-member American Agri-Women, the oldest and largest American farm women’s organization.  and was also one of the U.S. Delegates to the United Nations Conference on Women in Nairobi.  She is also a former commissioner of the U.S. Commission on Libraries and Information Science.

Her motto is: “Success is not measured by what you can get, but by what you can give.”

Sponsored by the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business, admission to his talk is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-543-6119 or visit the SU website at