The Professional

AB in English from Duke University. 30-plus years in agency and nonprofit public relations. Former radio newsman and voice-over announcer. Managed 13 international business and trade media tours to Scotland and the Netherlands. Conducted speech training for Fortune 500 CEOs.

The Personal

Has acted in or directed more than 50 plays and musicals. Founded a thriving community theater organization. Owns more than 500 CDs/1,000 LPs of classical music. Former certified college and high school basketball referee. Once delivered a baby girl in an elevator.