Editor’s Note: Before a serendipitous detour brought Phyllis Gillis, CEO/Founder of FoodPaths, to the world of farming and food, her previous career was spent as an author, writer, and business executive where she published three books on a variety of business, legal, and social issues. These include: Days Like This (McGraw Hill Inc., 1986; Penguin Paperback, 1987), hailed by The New York Times as an “engaging and suspenseful tale,” serialized by The Chicago Tribune, and optioned for television, and “Entrepreneurial Mothers,” (Rawson Associates, a division of The Scribner Book Companies, 1984; 1986; 1987), reprinted three times. A former columnist and contributing editor of Parents Magazine, her work was cited in a wide variety of media outlets including Time, Newsweek, USA Today, Philadelphia Inquirer, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, San Francisco Chronicle, and The National Law Journal.
Paralleling her public career as an author/writer, Phyllis also served as a speechwriter and ghostwriter for business executives, politicians, lawyers, and non-profit executives. FoodPaths marks a return to her first love, writing, along with her newly acquired skills as a photographer. (Click here for more…)