Ms. Buchanan had over fifteen years experience as a software developer and manager in the aerospace industry prior to 1987, when she founded Fastrak Training Inc., a company that provided process improvement training to software professionals and managers within government and industry. In the mid-nineties, INC. magazine identified Fastrak as one of the 500 fastest growing privately owned companies in America. Twice Washington Technology recognized Fastrak as one of the fifty fastest growing high technology companies in the Washington DC area. As a result of a serious stroke by her now deceased husband, she published a book, "By His Side -Life and Love after Stroke". She has served on the Maryland Governor's Advisory Council for Heart Disease and Stroke and on the Executive Committee of the Maryland Stroke Alliance. Her skills include business planning, marketing, financial forecasting, IT and training.
B.A. Mathematics, Dunbarton College