Co-chairman Texas Conference on Small Business, 1981. Chairman Southeast delegate White House Conference on Small Business, 1980. Member Houston Municipal Art Commission, 1965-1983, vice chairman, 1972-1973, chairman, 1974-1975.
Chairman Sesquicentennial Commission State of Texas, Houston and Harris County, 1984-1986, Greater Houston Ptnrship. Member board selectors American Institute for Public Service, Washington. Member president council public policy council University Houston.
Board directors host committee Republican National Convention, 1991-1992. Board advisors Edna Gladney Home. Served with United States Air Force, 1961-1966.
Member National Retail Merchants Association (director, member executive committee, international committee), Houston Chamber of Commerce C. (director, member downtown committee 1980-1981, chairman small business task force 1978-1979, chairman cultural affairs committee 1971-1973), German American Chamber of Commerce (director), German Wine Society (chairman Southwest chapter), Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, Brotherhood of Knights of Vine, Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs, Commanderie de Bordeaux du Texas. Clubs: Houston, Houstonian. Fly (Cambridge, Massachusetts).
Knickerbocker (New York City).