Bachelor, Yale University, 1975.
Industrial/labor relations professional, Continental Can, Connecticut, 1976-1978; industrial/labor relations professional, Chesebrough-Ponds, Connecticut, 1978-1982; industrial/labor relations professional, Cadbury Schweppes, Connecticut, 1982-1986; president, founder, Global Assessment of Functioning Realty, Waterbury, Connecticut, 1986-1990; member, 102nd-103rd Congresses from 5th Connecticut Dist, 1990-1996; president, Franks & Genoa Associations LLC, since 1996; candidate for senate. Member policy committee, commerce commission vice chairman energy and power subcommittee, heal and the environment subcommittee.
Alderman City of Waterbury, 1986-1990, president pro tempore, 1986-1987. Vice chairman Waterbury Zoning Committee, 1986-1987. Member Environmental Control Commission, Waterbury, 1988-1990.
Director American Red Cross, Naugatuck, Connecticut, 1984-1987, Waterbury Chamber of Commerce, 1987-1990. Member Waterbury Foundation, 1989-1990. Member Waterbury Fire Board, 1986-1987, Waterbury Housing Assistance Program Commission, 1986-1990.
Board directors Waterbury Opportunities Industrialization Center, 1985-1990, Waterbury Boys Club, 1984-1989, Young Men’s Christian Association, 1988-1990. Member Congressional Black Caucus, Conservative Opportunities Society.
Married Donna Williams, March 10, 1990. Children: Jessica Lynn, Gary Alvin. 1 stepchild, Azia Forrest.