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Linda Valentine, Presbyterian Church (USA)

Linda Valentine, an ordained elder, lawyer, and former executive at Motorola Inc., started her four-year term as executive director of the General Assembly Council of Presbyterian Church (USA) in July 2006. She is the first woman to hold that position.

For the year prior to her election, Valentine served as fund manager and general counsel at Opportunity International, a Christian nonprofit group in Oak Brook, IL.

Valentine worked at Motorola from 1984-2002, where she served in various capacities, including general counsel for the corporationís communications businesses, and senior vice president. Following her stint at Motorola, Valentine served for a brief period as interim executive director at Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, Il., where she is a member.

She then served as senior vice president and chief legal officer of Salt Lake City-based software company TenFold Corp. Valentine has also worked as an attorney for United Airlines, Atlantic Richfield Co. and a Philadelphia law firm.

Linda Valentine holds degrees from the University of Michigan in economics and political science, and from the Georgetown University Law Center. She has also studied business in the MBA program of the University of Southern California.

Valentine also has served as a board member and leader in numerous church, youth and civic organizations.

Program 218
Louisville Zoo conservation, Rebecca Ruth Candy factory tour, plus the history of long-time Louisville florists Nanz & Kraft. We're joined on the set by guest Linda Valentine, executive director of the Presbyterian General Assembly Council (USA). (#218)