Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1962.
Engineer, Reynolds Aluminum, Richmond, Virginia, 1962-1963; account executive, Eastman, Dillon, Union Securities, San Diego, 1965-1969; president, San Diego Securities, Inc., 1969-1988. vice president, Rice, Hall, James & Associations, San Diego, since 1988. Board directors Receptors, Inc., Torrance, California, since 1985, Commercial Center Bank, Santa Anna, California, since 1987. Chairman Oak Communications, San Diego, 1990.
President board directors San Diego National History Museum, 1980-1986. Trustee San Diegans, Inc., 1981-1987. Vice chairman Sharp Hospitals Foundation, San Diego, since 1982.
First lieutenant United States Army, 1962-1965. Member Association for Investment Management and Research (president San Diego chapter 1983-1984), Corporation Finance Council (board directors 1984-1985).
Married Jean Elizabeth Lippels, June 16, 1962. Children: Alicia Collins Benjamin, Rachel, Bryn.