Bachelor in Political Science magna cum laude, Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio, 1981. Postgraduate, American University, 1984.
State/federal lobbyist, manager government affiars, Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, 1986-1989; president, Middletown (Ohio) Area Chamber of Commerce, since 1989. Chairman Metropolitan Chamber Caucus, Columbus, Ohio, 1987-1989. Member education committee Ohio Chamber of Commerce, since 1990.
Board directors Middletown Community Foundation, 1989-1990, Middletown Area Young Men’s Christian Association, 1990. Member staff parish relations Christ United Methodist Church, 1990. Member various Middletown Bicentennial Committees, 1989-1990.
Member business advisory council Middletown City Schools, 1990. Member of the Chamber of Commerce Executives Ohio, American Chamber of Commerce Executives.
Married Gail Ann Garrett, August 28, 1982. Children: Sarah Ann, Claire Elisabeth.