LaneEmail: district23director@acbl.org

From: Long Beach CA

District 23: Los Angeles CA

Board committees: Bridge, Governance/Board Operations, Strategic, Tournament Task Force, and Clubs Task Force (Chair)

Bridge experience

Played duplicate bridge for the first time in the 1980’s with my then recently widowed father at the Thornton bridge club in suburban Chicago.

Volunteer service

Long-time Unit 557 board member and sectional tournament manager/co-manager. Unit president.District board member, executive committee member, tournament committee member, and tech advisor.
A long-time advocate for 1) improving bridge technology and 2) increasing cost-effectiveness of ACBL technology expenditures. Advised national ACBL board on technology matters starting in 2008. One of 30 co-signers of the November 2014 technology letter to the national board calling for best practices, et al.

Career/professional activities

Technology and technology management at major internet/technology companies. Executive and strategy work at a mergers and acquisitions company; COO at a tech startup.Board of Directors of a $60M tech company where I sat on the Executive Hiring/Review committee during a leadership change.

Education

BS – University of Illinois, MBA – CSU, Long Beach, Ph. D. – UCLA.

Hobbies and interests

I participate regularly in hikes and other activities with my son’s Boy Scout troops. In 2004, I rode my bicycle from Florida to Alaska.

Family

Wife, Lynn, and son, Eric.