Bachelor of Science in Communications, University Nebraska, Omaha, 1980. Master of Science in Urban Studies, University Nebraska, Omaha, 1984. M Public Administration, University Missouri, Kansas City, 1999.
Commercial underwriter Aetna Life and Casualty, Overland Park, Kansas, 1987—1993. Community organizer Kansas City Community Organization, 1993—1995. Executive director Ogrn.
Eduacity, 1996—1998; auditor Kansas City government, 1999—2004. Assistant to city manager Overland Park government, 2000—2004, assistant city manager, since 2004.
Member Federal Reserve Bank, Kansas City, 2000—2002, Community Advisory Council Shawnee Mission Rotary, Shawnee, Kansas, 2000—2002. Member of National Forum Public Administrators (vice president since 1999), American Society Public Administrators (president since 1999), Internat City County Management, National Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Alpha Alpha.
Married Coleman Douglass McClain, October 6, 1979.