Bachelor, Amherst College, 1981.
Instructor, Waynflete School, Portland, Maine., 1981-1982; teacher, Virginia Episcopal School, Lynchburg, 1982-1984; anchor, reporter, Clay Communications, Wilmington, 1984-1987; producer, reporter, Capitol Broadcasting, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1987-1993; from deputy press secretary to director community involvement, Office of Governor State of North Carolina, Raleigh, 1993-1997; director Work First project, Office of Governor State of North Carolina, Raleigh, since 1997. Stephen minister, since 1992. Klingenstein teaching fellow Columbia University, New York City, 1983.
Board of directors Crabtree Valley Youth Leadership, Raleigh, since 1995, North Carolina Symphony, Wilmington, 1984-1985, Lower Cape Fear Arts Council, Wilmington, 1983-1985. Member Leadership Raleigh Alumni Association (president).
Married Margaret Murchison Autry, August 6, 1994.