Bachelor, Brandeis University, 1977. Master of Business Administration, Cornell University, 1979.
Performance auditor Arizona Auditor General, Phoenix, 1979-1982. Management assistant I City of Tempe, Arizona, 1982-1983, management assistant II, 1983-1984, assistant to mayor and council, 1984-1988, assistant to mayor, since 1988.
President Family Villas Foster Care Agency, Phoenix, 1983. Board directors Tempe Center for the Handicapped. Vice-chair United Way Appropriation Committee, Tempe, 1988.
Member American Society Public Administration (president Arizona chapter 1985-1986).
Married Beth Deborah Karnell, September 25, 1988.