Penny graduated from Deere College in 1995 holding a Bachelor in Accounting and Finance. After completing her Masters degree in the same major at Lancaster University (UK), she works for Epsa S.A., a traditional Greek soft drinks industry, as a Financial Manager. Since 2004 she is the Managing Director of the company. Epsa S.A. is a family business and along with her father and brother continue to run the 90-year-old company, trying to combine tradition with innovation but first of all to keep quality standards high. The last four years new products were launched, like the Bio Lemonade and Orangeade, the first Greek Organic soft drinks, and the Light line, soft drinks with sweetener from the stevia plant. Both innovations gained many awards.