A graduate of Bridgeport High School, Irene attended Nebraska Western College (WNCC), where she earned an Associates Degree. She began her employment at Plummer Insurance in 1983 as a customer service representative, eventually getting promoted to claims manager.
She is a member of the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church’s Philoptochos philanthropy Society, the Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce and the Bridgeport High School Booster Club. She has been a volunteer coach for youth sports and is a former board member of Prairie Winds Community Center operating board.
Irene has two sons, Nicholas and John.