Bachelor of Business Administration with high honors, Loyola University, Chicago, 1971; Master of Business Administration, Northwestern University, 1973; Juris Doctor cum laude, Northwestern University, 1978.
With production management department J.T. Ryerson/Inland Steel, Chicago, 1963-1968. Assistant to the president Great Britain Frank, Inc., 1969-1970. Consultant Intec, Inc., 1970-1972.
Marketing management, attorney Quaker Oats, Company, 1972-1979. Senior consultant Booz, Allen & Hamilton, 1979-1980. From corporation vice president to executive vice president Marriott Corporation, Washington, 1980-1990.
Senior vice president Northwest Airlines, Minneapolis, 1990-1994, executive vice president, 1994-1998. President chairman Northwest Cargo, 1997—1998. Chairman Northwest Aerospace Training Corporation, 1996—1998.
Board directors LaSalle Hotel Properties, Greenbrier Companies, Inc., Key Technology, Inc., Amedisys, Inc., Specialty Manufacturing, Inc. Law board Northwestern University, alumni advisory council Kellogg Graduate School. Advisory board Spell Capital Partners Fund II, LP.
Member national board directors Friends of the Children. Board directors Portland Citizens Crime Commission, Citizens Commission on Homeless, Oregon Business Association. Director emeritus Childrens Cancer Research Fund.
National board Stand for Children. Member of American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, Alpha Sigma Nu, Beta Gamma Sigma.
Married Christine Carvell, August 24, 1968. Children: Timothy, Abigail.