Party affiliation: Republican
With Bell Telephone Сompany, Philadelphia, 1957-1959. Associate Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP, Kansas City, Missouri, 1962-1965, member managing committee, 1982—1986. Partner Bryan, Cave, LLP, 1988-1992, Husch, Blackwell, Sanders LLP, Kansas City, 1992—2007, member executive committee, 1992—2000, of counsel, since 2008.
Board directors Human Resources Corporation, 1971. Member Civic Council Kansas City, 1986-2001. Chairman Public Housing Authority of Kansas City, 1971-1974.
Vice chairman Mayor's Advisory Commission on Housing, Kansas City, 1971-1974. Board governors Citizens Association, since 1965, vice chairman, 1971-1975, chairman, 1978-1979. Board directors Council on Education, 1975-1981, vice president, 1977-1979.
Board directors, president Sam E. and Mary F. Roberts Foundation, 1974-1996. Trustee Clearinghouse for Mid Continent Foundations, 1977-1996, chairman 1987-1989. Board directors Business Innovation Center, 1984-1991, vice-chairman 1987-1991, advisory board directors, 1993-1999, Midwest Regional Advisory Board Institute International Education, 1989-1993, International Trade Association, 1989-1992, vice president, 1990.
Vice chairman, board directors Mid-American Coalition on Healthcare, 1991-2003, Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program, since 2006, chairman elect 2009.