From: Houston, Texas
District 16: Most of Texas and all of Mexico
Board committees: Finance, Governance and Strategic Review
Bridge experience: Joined ACBL in October, 2005 and currently a Ruby Life Master with over 2000 masterpoints.
Volunteer service: Served on the Unit 174 Board from April, 2008 thru April, 2014 with two years as President and two years as Vice-President. Serving as Education Chair for D16 since 2010 and served as D16 President in 2015. Member of the National Goodwill Committee since 2010. Volunteer as Club Manager for Apple DBC in Houston and the Unit 174 Club.
Other: Volunteer with Executive Service Corps Houston since 2005 as a management consultant to nonprofits in the greater Houston area. Practice areas include Strategic Planning, Business Planning, Executive Leadership Coaching and Organizational Development. Served on many business, government and nonprofit boards over the past 35 years.
Career/professional activities: Employed by Shell Oil Company for 33 years starting as a Chemical Engineer. Served in management for 23 years and named Vice- President – Technology in 1998 and retired as Chief Information Officer for Shell Oil Products in 2002.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Chemical and petroleum Refining Engineering from Colorado School of Mines in 1969.
Hobbies and interests: Avid reader, love to travel and to cook.
Family: Divorced, two children and two grandchildren who also live in Houston.