Chairman, College of DuPage Board of Trustees, April – December 2015

Member, College of DuPage Board of Trustees, April 2013 – December 2015

  • Led noted reform effort at troubled community college under wide ranging federal, state, criminal and administrative investigations.
  • Held more than one year of board meetings in seven months.
  • Passed 65 specific reform measures. 
  • Enacted budget that cut school deficit one-third, cut tuition by $5 per credit hour, cut property taxes by five percent and funded an agreed-to across-the-board employee raise of three percent. 
  • Established first active board committees in school history and presidential search committee process that resulted in hiring of U.S. Navy VADM (Ret.) Ann Rondeau, D.Ed.

Treasurer, Salt Creek Ballet Board of Directors, 2013 – present

Member, Children's Dyslexia Center of Metropolitan Chicago, 2012 – present

Active director in support of board leadership and management-recommended initiatives.

Senior Financial Analyst, The Seagram Company, Ltd., 1991 – 1993

Financial Analyst, AlliedSignal Corporation, 1988 -- 1991

  • Performed finance evaluations of portfolio companies and acquisition targets on teams deployed globally to perform due diligence prior to Board decisions regarding corporate buy or sell strategy. Worked with outside legal, accounting, forensic and investment banking service providers. 
  • Wrote economic and risk evaluations of overseas markets for internal financial forecasting regarding trade, interest rates, macro-economic aggregates, etc. 
  • Analyzed financial instruments, such as swaps, futures, options, etc. regarding inputs (commodities) and foreign exchange.
  • Oversaw global proprietary trading in commodities and foreign exchange markets.  

Certified Public Accountant, Maryland, 1998, now registered in Illinois.

Master of Business Administration, Stern School of Business, New York University, 1988. Major: finance; Concentration: international business.

Bachelor of Arts, University of Rochester, 1984.

Majors: economics, political science, Minor: international relations.