Student, Southeastern Louisiana University, 1964—1969. Student, University Alabama, 1969. Student, University New Orleans, 1970—1972.
Marine underwriter Home Insurance Company, New Orleans, 1970—1972, supervisor marine department St. Louis, 1972—1974. Account executive Corroon & Black, New Orleans, 1974—1976, vice president, 1976—1979, marine manager, 1979—1981, senior vice president, 1980—1981. Vice president Sherar, Cook, & Gardner, Inc., Metairie, Louisiana, since 1981, partner, since 1987, Severn Associates.
Director Data Ventures Ltd. Secretary-treasurer Regency Development Corporation. Speaker in field
Board directors Youth Foundation Louisiana.
Past director National River Academy United States of America.
Member of Royal Order Jesters, Civil War Roundtable, Louisiana DeMolay Association (president 1965-1966, dean New Orleans preceptory 1987-1988, deputy DeMolay supreme council since 1990, Legion Honor award), Propeller Club United States, Shriners, Masons, Rotary, Metropolitan Business Club, Celtic Club, Maritime Square Club, Mariners Club New Orleans (president 1989, board directors 1987-1989).
Married Karen Frances Sweitzer Brown, October 24, 1980. Children: Keith Michael, Eric Neal.