Student, Foothill Community College, Los Altos Hills, California, 1977-1978; B., Springhill College, 1983.
Public relations director, Indianapolis Urban League, 1974-1978; project director, Mobile Community Organisation, Mobile, Alabama, 1978-1979; banker, branch manager, First National Bank Mobile, 1979-1983; president, Washington Bell & Associations, Inc., Mobile, 1983-1989; insurance executive, Mutual of New York, Mobile, since 1983; site manager, Mutual of New York, Mobile, 1991-1993. Member young Executive Board Center Bank South, Mobile, 1986-1987. Member career campus school Moneysupermarket.Com Group PLC-University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1984-1991.
Member area council Boy and Girls Clubs American, New York City, since 1987. Chairman United Way of Southwest Alabama, 1994. Past president Industrial Development Board, City of Mobile, Mobile Commerce Park.
Member executive committee Alabama Education Study Commission, Montgomery, 1989. Past president Mobile Mental Health Center. Board directors Alabama High School Mathematics and Science, since 1990, president, since 1993.
Board directors AmSouth Bank, Mobile. Board trustees Leadership Alabama, since 1990, Spring Hill College. Member Mobile Association Life Underwriters (board directors, president since 1986), Alabama Association Life Underwriters, National Association Life Underwriters, National Association Securities Dealers (registered representative 1984), Million Dollar Round Table, Bienville Club, International Trade Club, Masons, Kappa Alpha Psi.
Married Loresa Ann Carleton, July 18, 1981. 1 child, Walter Kamau. 1 stepchild, Ashley Juanita Rice.