From: Commack NY
District 24: New York City and Long Island
Board committees: Audit (Chair), Bridge, and Election Protest (Chair)
I started playing bridge in college, as was normal in the 60s. My first big win was Advanced Senior Master at the 1967 Montreal NABC. I am proud to be a Gold Life Master with some top NABC+ finishes.
Serving in every capacity in Unit 242 (Nassau Suffolk Bridge Association) and District 24 for 40 years to present, honorary member of the Greater New York Bridge Association, serving on ACBL Board of Directors from 1996 to present, ACBL president in 2003, WBF Executive Council from 2004 to present, current WBF Executive Vice President and Chair of Information Technology Committee. As Technology Chair, I led the project to redo the WBF website in 2012.
I have taught bridge in after-school programs.
Research “rocket” scientist specializing in structural mechanics and material science in the Aerospace industry. Worked for Northrop Grumman on Long Island, NY, for 32 years. During that time also taught graduate school, lectured internationally, consulted, authored nearly 100 refereed publications, was granted two patents, and spent a year at NASA as a visiting scholar and a summer at Cambridge University, England, as a visiting professor. Honored by NASA.
BS from Cooper Union and a Master of Science and Ph.D. from Columbia University.
Hobbies and interests
When not playing bridge, or visiting with their son and grandson, playing golf at our Long Island, NY, and West Palm Beach, FL, homes.
Beverly and I celebrated our 52nd wedding anniversary in 2014.