Party affiliation: Democrat
Legal assistant to congressman, Detroit, 1979-1980. Deputy policy division Democratic National Committee, Washington, 1980-1981. Associate Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone, Detroit, 1981-1982.
Legal counsel, director to governor State of Michigan, Lansing, 1983-1984. Senior executive assistant to Mayor City of Detroit, 1985-1986. Partner Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss, Detroit, 1987-1990.
Justice Michigan Supreme Court, Lansing, 1990—1998, chief justice, 1997—1998. Private practice Miller Canfield, Detroit, 1999. General counsel, chief administrative officer Detroit Medical Center, 1999—2001, executive vice president, chief administrative officer, since 2003.
Chief operating officer City of Detroit, 2002. President, general counsel Hawkins Food Group, 2002—2003. Interim president Sinai Grace Hospital, Detroit, since 2003.
Board member Lear Corporation, TechTeam Global, Inc.
Denomination: Roman Catholic