Bachelor in History, Princeton University, 1973.
Brand assistant Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, 1973-1984, advertising manager Beauty Care, 1984-1986, general manager Vidal Sassoon Los Angeles, 1986-1988, vice president Health Care Cincinnati, 1988-1991. President Procter & Gamble Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1991-1992. President Health Care Procter & Gamble United States of America, Cincinnati, 1992-1996.
Group vice president Procter & Gamble Company, 1992-1996. President, Chief Executive Officer Nelson Communications, 1996—2002. Chief Executive Officer Biopure Corporation, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2002—2004.
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Advaxis Corporation, New Brunswick, New Jersey, since 2006. Board member Alteon Inc., 2001—2007, El Dorado Marketing, since 2004, Doctor of Medicine Offices Inc., Kingston, New York, since 2006. Chairman of board Ashanti Vineyards, Paarl, South Africa, since 2005, Mayan Pigments Inc., El Paso, Texas, since 2006.
Treasurer Alliance Drug Free Canada, Toronto, 1991, 92. Chairman Cincinnati Ballet Company, 1986-1991. Board directors American Health Foundation, New York City, 1989-2004, Mercy Hospital, Anderson, Ohio, 1993-1996, D&R Greenway Land Trust, 2000-2006, National Public Radio Foundation, 2002-2006, Sound Portraits Production, since 2004.
Member Non Prescription Drug Manufacturers Association (vice chairman 1992-1996), Princeton Club, Union Club, Jasna Polana.
Married Avril Barton, November 8, 1975. Children: Thomas, Diana, Juliet.