I have been a neighbor of our Airport since 1975 and have engaged in many Port issues since 1980. I have 45+ years’ experience as an attorney, businessman, and community leader. I’ve represented individuals, small and big businesses, local to international organizations, and governmental entities. I have been making major business decisions all my career and have a solid record of success in making the right choice at the right time. I have brought teams of 3 to 300 professionals together to collaboratively reach good solutions to difficult problems, including 23 years as Managing Attorney for Microsoft at my law firm. I will use my skills and common sense to restore financial viability, better manage the Port’s assets, promote economic development, and create an open dialogue on Port business so everyone is better-informed. Let’s work together to invest in our future for our collective benefit.
Elected Experience: This is my first time seeking public office.
Other Professional Experience: 40+ years: business lawyer; 35+ years: business owner; 40+ years: leader of local/national nonprofits; Captain, US Army (artillery, 1963-70), awarded Army Commendation Medal.
Education: Dartmouth College, AB (scholarship recipient; current class president); University of Illinois, JD (2007 Distinguished Alumni Award).
Community Service: Current: Consultant, Hamlet House (2012-); Treasurer, World Justice Project (2007-). Previous: President, Ryther Child Center; Vice President, MOHAI [Museum of History and Industry of King County]; President, Seattle Youth Symphony; President, Job Theraphy; President, Puget Sound Social Programs; Trustee, Northwest Soccer Fund; Trustee, Laurelhurst Community Assoc.; President/Coach, LVR Soccer Assoc.; Scout Leader, Chief Seattle Council/BSA.