Bachelor Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1957. Master of Business Administration with distinction, Harvard University, 1963.
Engineer Esso Standard Oil Corporation, Baton Rouge, 1957. Corporation director engineering and plans Copley Press, La Jolla, California, 1963-1970. Vice president Harte-Hanks Newspapers, Inc., San Antonio, 1970-1971.
President, Chief Executive Officer Harte-Hanks Communications, Inc., 1971-1991, also director, 1971-1991, vice chairman board directors, 1991. Founder, chairman, Chief Executive Officer Argyle Communications, Inc, since 1992. Founder, Chief Executive Officer, director Argyle television Holding, Inc., 1993-1995.
Co-founder, chairman, Chief Executive Officer Argyle television, Inc., 1994-1997. Chairman, co-Chief Executive Officer Hearst-Argyle television, Incorporated, New York York City, 1997-2000, chairman, 2001—2002. Co-managing partner Argyle Global, LP, since 2001.
Founder, chairman, Chief Executive Officer SectecGLOBAL, Inc., since 2002. Director Associated Press, 1979—1988, vice chairman, 1987—1988. Chairman Newspaper Advertising Bureau, 1988—1990, executive committee director, 1974—1989, 1982—1990.
Board directors Valero Energy Corporation, Tupperware, Inc., Hearst-Argyle television, Inc., Business Executives National Security. Member advisory board University Georgia Henry W. Grady School Journalism, 1975—1983, Georgia Technology, 1978—1981, since 1998. Founding member American Business Conference, 1981—1989.
Member University Texas Centennial commission, 1981—1983. President advisory council University Texas College Communications, 1982—1983. Board directors Up With People, 1983—2001, executive committee, 1984—2001.
Instructor Armstrong College, 1951, California State University, Los Angeles, 1964, Woodbury College, 1964.
Coordinating chairman San Antonio Target 90 commission, 1983-1984. Campaign chairman United Way, San Antonio, 1985, chairman board trustees 1988-1989. Vice chairman Texas select committee on Tax Equity, 1987-1989.
Mem select committee Texas Revenues, 1991-1992. Member Texas World Trade Council, 1986-1987. Captain United States Air Force, 1958-1961.
Member American Newspaper Publications Association (chairman task group on future, chairman telecommunications committee 1974-1981, board directors 1976-1984, chairman future task group), Southern Newspaper Publications Association (president 1979-1980, director 1975-1981, treasurer 1977), American Newspaper Publications Association Foundation (trustee 1976-1979), Texas Daily Newspaper Association (president 1979, Texas Newspaper Leader of Year, 1981), New York Metropolitan Club, Doubles, San Antonio Country Club, Argyle Club, Greater San Antonio Chamber of C., Delta Tau Delta (Alumni Achievement award 2000), Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma.
Married Margo Susan Spitz, September 24, 1989. Children: Robert Gordon, Laura Dodd, Michael Powers, Marcy Lizbeth.