Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Rels., Cornell Univercity, 1956; postgraduate, London School Economics, 1960-1962; postgraduate, New York University, 1962-1966; executive program certified, University of California at Los Angeles, 1978.
Vice president accountant executive, Hill & Knowlton, Inc., New York City, 1967-1970; vice president communications, Avco Corporation, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1969-1972; chairman and president, Carte Blanche Corporation, Los Angeles, 1973-1975; vice president investor relations, Rockwell International Corporation, Pittsburgh, 1976-1977; vice president corporation and finance relations, Smith International, Inc., Newport Beach, California, 1977-1980; senior vice president, general manager, Bozell & Jacobs, Inc., New York City, 1981-1982; senior vice president, general manager, Doyle Dane Bernbach, Los Angeles, 1983-1985; senior vice president, Burson Marsteller, Inc., Los Angeles, 1986-1989; president, Rowan Cons., Inc., Los Angeles, 1989-1994; managing director global business unit, Shandwick/Rogers & Cowan, Inc., Beverly Hills, California, since 1994.
Board of directors executive program University of California at Los Angeles, 1980-1981, young president organization, 1974-1977.
Married Elizabeth Guthrie, December 23, 1958. Children: Dora E. Rowan Jiles, Keith P. Junior, Michelle D., James G.