Bachelor of Science, Eastern Michigan University, 1977. Juris Doctor, University Arkansas, 1980.
Assistant attorney general State of Arkansas, 1980-1982. Special assistant for community and minority affairs Governor of Arkansas, 1983-1985, executive assistant for economic and community programs, 1985-1987. Director intergovernmental relations Arkansas State University, 1987-1993.
Administrator federal highway administration United States Department Transportation, Washington, 1993-1997, secretary, 1997-2001. Partner Patton Boggs LLP, since 2001. Vice chair & senior advisor James Lee Witt Associates, LLC, since 2004.
Member Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Commission, 1987-1993, chair, 1992-1993. Deputy campaign manager, senior traveling advisor Clinton for President Campaign, 1992. Deputy to chair Clinton/Gore Transition Team, 1992-1993.
Board directors Africare, since 2001, Joint Ctr Political and Economic Studies, since 2001.
Arkansas liaison Martin Luther King, Junior Federal Holiday Commission, 1983-1987. Member Arkansas Sesquicentennial Commission, 1986. Member Arkansas Bar Association (secretary-treasurer 1989-1993), W. Harold Flowers Law Society (president 1985-1992).
Married Cassandra Wilkins.