Kaye Bennett received her undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University in advertising and public relations, has completed graduate work in mass communications research at the University of North Carolina -Chapel Hill, and earned a nursing degree from Bronson Methodist Hospital School of Nursing. She earned a masters degree in organizational communication from Western Michigan University in 1984. Kaye worked for many years at The Upjohn Company/Pharmacia, now Pfizer, first as a medical writer and then in a variety of public relations positions, ranging from audiovisual script writer and producer, to positions in product and corporate public relations, management, executive communications, and community relations. She received the W. E. Upjohn award in 1993 for her work in crisis communications and retired from Pharmacia as director of public relations in 2000. In September 2000, after doing public relations consulting for a short time, Kaye returned to full-time public relations work for a former employer, Bronson Methodist Hospital. Kaye has taught college courses and conducted communications seminars throughout the state, and has been active in many types of volunteer work for more than 30 years. She is married with one teenage daughter, three grown stepchildren, a flock of step-grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren.