Bachelor in English, Ohio State University, 1973; Master of Arts in English, State University of New York, Binghamton, 1975; postgraduate, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1975-1979.
Manager media relations, The Icon Group, Dayton, Ohio., 1979; communications program representative, General Electric, Cincinnati, 1980-1981; manager press relations, General Electric, Cincinnati, 1981-1987; manager group media relations, General Electric, Cincinnati, 1987-1994; director communications, Precision Castparts Corporation, Portland, Oregon, since 1995.
Member Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Susan Alice Galvin, July 14, 1973 (divorced October 1996). Children: Molly Elizabeth, Megan Susan.