Present Work: Since 2011 I've been communication director at the Oregon Business Council, with responsibility for writing, editing, and communication of OBC's public policy work. I still take some outside projects, time permitting.

My career in business and public policy communication began in the early 1970s. Initially I focused on program planning and grant writing. Then I expanded into marketing, business planning, and investor communications. In the mid '80s I began to work on statewide public policy projects. Since 1990 I've handled a mix of assignments for corporate, government, and nonprofit clients. 

Early Career: My consulting career builds on prior experience, including five years of daily newspaper reporting and editing, first at The Oregonian in Portland, and then at The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Virginia. Between employment at those papers, I served in the U.S. Army as assistant public affairs officer at the Department of Defense Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk. When I returned to Portland I worked two years at the precursor to Education Northwest where I had responsibility for program development and grant writing. 

Community Service: Over the years I've served on boards and committees for a number of civic, charitable, and arts organizations, and consulted pro bono with others. I've also done communications work for both local and statewide political campaigns.

Education: I earned a BS degree in 1967 from what is now Western Oregon University. I read a lot and I've taken a fair number of upper division, graduate, and technical courses in political science, literature, business finance, writing, art, and computer applications.

Personal Interests: Reading, golf, physical training, public affairs and political issues, home and garden projects.