Bachelor with distinction, University Virginia, 1977. Master of Arts in Public Administration, University Virginia, 1980. Graduate Regional Executive Development Institute, George Mason University, 1995.
Clerk II, Public Works Department-Solid Waste Division, Fairfax County, Virginia, 1977-1978; administrative intern, Office of County Administrator, Loudoun County, Virginia, 1979-1980; administrator, Office of Youth Superior vena cava syndrome, Loudoun County, Virginia, 1980-1986; senior management and budget analyst, Office of Executive Management, Prince William County, Virginia, since 1986.
Member American Society for Public Administration (Northern Virginia chapter council 1985-1987), Government Finance Officers Association, American Management Association, Virginia Delinquency Prevention and Youth Development Association (founding member, treasurer 1985-1986).