Designer known for creating the successful Donna Ricco label. The dresses in her Donna Ricco Collection and Donna Ricco New York lines became affordable best-sellers at such department stores as Macy's and Nordstrom.
Prior to pursuing fashion, she studied for three years at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
She studied fashion design at Mount Mary College in Wisconsin.
Her marriage to Tom Puls produced three children: Marshall, Cooper, and Dexter.
Michelle Obama wore one of Ricco's designs while co-hosting a 2008 episode of The View.