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Linda Knight Quick Linda Quick

Quick earned her bachelor of science degree in journalism in 1969, and she began her career immediately with Foley's as the editor of the employee newsletter. While she has spent her entire career in retailing, her experience includes positions in human resources, merchandising and marketing.

In 1973, she joined Sanger Harris as training director and was named director of training and development the following year. She became divisional merchandising manager of cosmetics and accessories in 1978. Quick was named divisional vice president of advertising in 1982 and became vice president of sales promotion one year later.

She was serving as the senior vice president of marketing and public affairs for Sanger Harris in Dallas, when Foley's merged with the Sanger Harris department stores in 1987. At that time, she was named Foley's senior vice president of marketing.

Quick has been active in community service throughout her professional life, serving as past chairman of the board of the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter of the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, and she continues to serve as a member of that board. She also serves as a member of the board of Children's Defense Fund and Children's Assessment Center. She was a founding member of both the Dallas Women's Foundation and the Greater Houston Women's Foundation.

She has also served on the boards of the Houston Grand Opera, Houston Image Group, Texas Gulf Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross, Hermann Children's Hospital, Child Abuse Prevention Network, Houston Youth Symphony and Ballet, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Her husband, Mark, is the executive vice president of Fossil.

As profiled on Today@Sam on September 6, 2000


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