Party affiliation: Democrat
Executive director Community Youth Services, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, 1976-1979. Staff member committee on post office and civil service United States House of Representatives, 1982. Assistant counsel, national counsel National Treasury Employees Union, Austin, Texas and Washington District of Columbia, 1982-1993.
Special assistant to the director, mediation technical services director, commissioner, federal mediator Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, since 1993. Mediator Dispute Resolution Center, Austin, 1985-1993, Farmers Home Administration Roster of Mediators, 1989-1993. Arbitrator National Panel Consumer Arbitrators Better Business Bureau, 1984-1993, United States District Court (western district) Texas, 1989.
Arbitrator, mediator Texas District Courts, Austin, 1989. Board directors College of Texas Mediators, Travis County Dispute Resolution Center, Conflict Prevention and Resolution Services. Consultant business, labor, government and community organizations.
Chair Alamo Federal Executive Bd, Shared Neutrals Consortium, 2000-2002. Member advisory committee on mediator credentialing and ethics Texas Supreme Court, 1996-1999.
- Author: Involve Your Bar in ADR, 1988, Voter Participation Project, 1986, Health and Safety in the Workplace, 1988, Court-Annexed Arbitration, Working With the Judiciary, 1990, Settlement Week, 1990. Co-author: (radio drama) Museum of Consumer Horrors, 1980, Teacher's Guide to Law-Related Education, 1982. Contributor articles to professional journals.
Executive director High School Law Project, St. Louis, 1980-1982. Active Corporation of Executives, Small Business Administration, 1987-1993. Member American Bar Association (general practice section, vice chair committee on alternate dispute resolution 1991-2000, young lawyers division, liaison to American Bar Association standing committee on dispute resolution 1991-1993, crime victim services committee 1982-1987, vice-chairman 1986-1987, vice chairman affiliate outreach project subcommittee 1986-1987, executive committee alternative dispute resolution 1982-1991, vice-chairman 1987-1990, chairman 1990-1991, national conferences 1987-1988, chairman subgrant committee 1988-1989, publications 1987-1990, citizenship education 1982-1986, labor law committee 1985-1987, 89-91), Missouri Bar Association, St. Louis Bar Association (chairman subcommittee 1981), Society Federal Labor Relations Profls, State Bar of Texas (alternate dispute resolution section since 1987, chairman subcommittee on funding and legislation 1989-1991, public policy committee 1991-1992, advisory committee to Texas senate interim committee on alternative dispute resolution 1991-1993), Texas Young Lawyers Association (alternate dispute resolution committee 1987-1991), Travis County Bar Association (alternate dispute resolution committee and continuing legal education committee 1987-1993, subcommittee on arbitration selection and training 1989-1991, subcommittee on Settlement Week 1989-1991, subcommittee on mediator selection and training 1990-1991, chairman 1990), Austin Young Lawyers Association (task force on professionalism dispute resolution 1992-1993), Alamo Area Mediators Association, San Antonio Personnel Management Association.