Bachelor of Science in Political Science, Stanford University, California, 1972. Master of Arts in International Relations, University Southern California, London, 1980.
Partner, consultant Eisenhower Group, Washington, 1987—1990. Board directors Panama Canal Commission, 1991—1996. United States ambassador to Costa Rica United States Department State, San Jose, 2001—2004, United States ambassador to Brazil, Brasilia, 2004—2005.
Chief Executive Officer Millenium Challenge Corporation, Washington, 2005—2009.
Former trustee American Museum in Britain. Former chairman Republicans Abroad. Former board directors Stanford University Trust, United States-United Kingdom Fulbright Commission.
Member of Council Foreign Relations, Pacific Union Club (San Francisco), Knights of Malta, Delta Upsilon.
Married Irene Forte, March 19, 1977. Children: John Charles, Alice, Alexander.