earned a B.A. in English in 1971 from Ga. State and a J.D. from Mercer University in 1974. He held various legal and management positions with the Regional Telephone Company, Ameritech, including President and CEO of Indiana Bell; President, Product Management at Ameritech, and, Sr. VP State and Govt. Affairs at Ameritech. He retired as Sr. VP Public Policy. After retirement he served for eight years as a Business Management Professor at The Lake Forest Graduate School of Business.