B.A. Journalism and Mass Communication, Iowa State University, 1980
Renner graduated from Iowa State University in 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. She has spent the better part of her career in consumer and loyalty marketing. Early on, she worked for Pepsi-Cola USA and was involved in such iconic marketing programs as the Pepsi Challenge and the Michael Jackson Victory Tour. Later, she worked in the Loyalty Marketing division of Minneapolis-based Carlson Marketing Group, where she founded and directed the Partnership Marketing practice and managed global marketing and account services for clients such as British Airways, Hallmark, Sprint, and Estee Lauder. Today she lives in Weston, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston, and works as an independent marketing consultant and fundraiser.