I worked with Mary Louise to create a seminar on transportation policy for state legislators in Oregon. Our tasks were to raise funds to support the program, including gaining support from key legislators, from potential participants, and from interest groups with significant stakes in the policy; to assure compliance with Oregon’s strict ethics code; to establish to criteria for the content of the program and to recruit a program manager; and, ultimately to oversee delivery of the program. Mary Louise knew who to communicate with, when to communicate with them, and how to frame and deliver the communication. Her advice and political sensitivities were invaluable. Mary Louise is trusted by the people with whom she deals; she operates with great integrity. She frames problems well and develops effective solutions. She is consummate public relations professional.