Ms. Holland was formerly Vice President and Manager of the San Francisco office for MSL International, Ltd., a general management, senior-level executive search firm and a member of The Hay Group ('83-'86). Previously, Ms. Holland served as President of S.R. Holland, Inc. in Chicago, an executive search firm specializing in the placement of upper-echelon management women. Founded in 1977, the firm was initially established as the only firm in the Midwest concentrating in the field. She has effectively counseled both management and employees in order to achieve higher productivity. Ms. Holland has gained a worldwide reputation for her expertise in this area.

From 1976 to 1977, she was Director of Sales for Womenís Inc., a company that specialized in providing career services geared for working women. During the early 1970ís, she rose from an Administrative Assistant position to become Director of Admissions for the Electronics School Division of the Bell and Howell Company, DeVry, Inc. Prior to that, she taught secondary English and Speech in Chicago, IL.

Ms. Holland holds a Bachelor's degree from Knox College in Galesburg, IL, with professional memberships in the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago. She has served as a Chief Crusader with the United Way/Crusade of Mercy campaign since 1981.