Bachelor of Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1974. Master of Science in Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1977.
Marketing specialist Southern Company, Atlanta, 1977-1990, Georgia Power Company, Atlanta, 1990-1996. Director economic development Oconee County Government, Watkinsville, 1996-1998. Economic development specialist Georgia Department Industry, Trade and Tourism, Atlanta, 1998—2000.
Director office economic development assistance University Georgia, Athens, since 2000.
Board directors Oconee County Recreation Advisory Board, Watkinsville, since 1994. Vice chairman Oconee County Wastewater Task Force, Watkinsville, since 1992. Research project advisor Electrical Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, California, 1981-1985, research project advisor, 1991-1995.
Soccer coach Oconee County Recreation Department, Watkinsville, 1990-1993, Athens United Soccer Association, 1994-1998, board directors, 1997-1998, in organizational development, since 1996. Member Oconee Rotary Club (board directors 1996-1998, committee chair 1996-1998).
Married Jane Thornton, June 14, 1980. Children: Laurie, Judson.