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.