Bachelor of Science, Georgetown University, 1968.
Manager administration Smith Kline & French/Branson, Philadelphia, 1968-1970. Manager consumer international market research Schering/Plough, Kenilworth, New Jersey, 1970-1971. Director international operations Mitchum/Revlon, Tuckahoe, New York, 1971-1973.
Vice president international operations Frances Denney, New York City, 1973-1976. President Blue Heron Fruit Shippers, Sarasota, Florida, 1976-1985. Mayor City of Sarasota, 1985-1991.
Director development Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, 1991-1994. Talk show host Channel 4 television, since 1991. Executive director The Argus Foundation, since 1994.
Board directors World Conference of Mayors, Senior Friendship Centers, Inc., Selby Gardens Foundation. Member urban and economic development committee United States Conference of Mayors, arts and cultural committee, chairman tourism and arts committee. Member policy committee Environmental Protection Agency National Estuary Program.
Board directors Sarasota Convention and Visiting Bureau, since 1991, Downtown Association, Sarasota, since 1993, Sarasota Sister Cities Association, 1993. Member, past chairman Sarasota Redevelopment Authority, Metro. Planning Organization, Sarasota Tourist Development Council.
Member GTE Community Advisory Board. Co-chairman State of Florida Representatives for Clinton, 1992. Member Southwest Florida Commission on Tourism, 1992.
Chairman Florida Transportation Disadvantage Commission, 1990. Board directors Southwest Florida Juvenile Justice Council, Drug Free Communities, Kids Voting. Member National Association Fund Raising Executives, Florida Gift Fruit Shippers Association (finance committee).
Married Jane Ann Staudt, May 10, 1969 (divorced September 1993). Children: Sean, Kent, Kelly, Katherine.