Sue Tinnish knows how to survive on minimal sleep‹and she makes a mean waffle.
Recently appointed director of the Accepted Practices Exchange (APEX) program, Sue heads her own company, SEAL, in Arlington Heights, Ill.
If you could be anywhere in the world, where would you be?
Traveling with my family to some fun new location. Australia is on our list.
What's playing on your MP3 player?
Some would say a random, I say eclectic, mix of new songs recommended by my 16-year-old (including The Shins, Alicia Keyes) and the oldies from the '70s and '80s (Tina Turner, The Police, Aretha Franklin).
If you could be a superhero, what superpower would you want?
No need for sleep
It's time for a second career — what do you choose?
Chef (and all that could accompany that career — writing cookbooks, cooking, speaking)
When your life story is made into a movie, who should they cast as you?
Meryl Streep (I would be honored.)
What's the best book you have read in the past year?
Fiction: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield Nonfiction: The Ten Faces of Innovation by Tom Kelley
What's your hidden talent?
The need for little sleep. (See above superpower.) My daughter says I make the best waffles in the world.
Who inspires you?
My husband, Ron
What is your favorite cause/charity?
Heart disease; one out of every two women will suffer from heart disease. This remains a top cause of mine from my college days when, as an Alpha Phi, our philanthropy was heart disease.
What do you do to stay healthy?
Eat healthy, except for midnight snacking. (See the sleep comment.) Exercise. Take time for creative endeavors such as gardening and scrapbooking.
What is your greatest strength?
Energy and passion for whatever I am doing