Executive Leader Lecture Series
Civic Leader, Author, Philanthropist
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Holloway Hall Auditorium
Reception to Follow
- 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
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
Mitzi Perdue holds degrees from Harvard
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