Bachelor, University Maryland, 1969. Master of Arts, University Maryland, 1973.
Director congressional relations American Gas Association, Arlington, Virginia, 1975-1979. Director government relations J. Walter Thompson Company, Washington, 1979-1981. Vice president government relations Houston Natural Gas Company, 1981-1985.
Executive vice president, chairman board Mojave Pipeline Company, Houston, 1986-1989. President, Chief Executive Officer Transwestern Pipeline Company, since 1993. Senior vice president, executive management committee board Enron Corporation, 1993-1998, executive vice president international government relations and environmental affairs, 1998—2001, managing director Middle East, 2001.
Consultant Houston Texas Energy, Environment, Technology. President Joint Key Management Consultant, Houston, since 2001. Consultant in field.
Board directors Houston Pops, 1989-1990, Pin Oak Charities, Houston, 1991-1993, Greater Houston chapter Young Men’s Christian Association, 1994. City alderman, 1992-1993. Member Hermann Society, since 1993, Energy Industry Sector Advisory Committee United States Department Commerce.
Principal liason President's Council Sustainable Development. Chairman international committee Business Council of Sustainable Development. Member advisory committee Commission for Environmental Cooperation.
Trustee Tomas Rivera Policy Institute. Chairman International Gas Center. Member Pacific Coast Gas Association (chairman 1994-1995), International Gas Union (chairman committee 9), United States Chamber of Commerce (member international policy committee), Council of the American mathematical society (advisory committee), Wildlife Conservation Society (trustee), Nature Conservancy (trustee, board Greater Houston area for smog prevention, industry professional for clean air).
Married Judith Carol Bailey, August 15, 1970. Children: Kristin Lynn, Matthew Hastings.