Student, University Bonn, 1976. Student, San Francisco State University, 1980. Master of Arts, University Tuebingen, 1982.
Doctor of Philosophy, University Tuebingen, 1988.
Freelance German media, 1984-1989. Press chief Donor's Association of the German Sciences, 1989-1991. Personal assistant of the Lord Mayor of Nuremberg, since 1991.
Press chief of the City of Nuremberg, since 1992. Director Office of International Relations, Nuremberg, since 1996. Lecturer University Bamberg, since 1994.
Married Christine Anja Korn, February 15, 1965. Children: Adrian, Jonathan.