Peggy began her career with J. Walter Thompson Company, then the world's leading advertising agency. She left to attend graduate school in Washington, D.C. but returned to the advertising world as an account executive with Geer, Dubois handling diverse financial clients. Her career took a turn when she joined Bloomingdale's as public relations director and rose to become operating vice president overseeing the fashion retailer's public relations, special events and community relations. In that capacity she helped orchestrate large-scale international promotions including L'Esprit de France, India: the Ultimate Fantasy and Israel, the Dream. She moved to Texas with J.C. Penney Company as a full-time in-house consultant where she worked with media to build recognition for J.C. Penney's transition from a mass merchandiser to a national department store.
She also organized a press trip to India with 10 journalists and two photographers, covering some dozen cities from Srinigar to Bangalore. She subsequently consulted to luxury retailer Neiman Marcus. She was a member of the board of directors of North Side Savings Bank for 16 years. Co-author of three cookbooks including Salute to Italy Celebrity Cookbook, she has been selected numerous times for inclusion in Who's Who in America, Who's Who of American Women and Who's Who International.