Long Beach CA

District 23:
Los Angeles CA

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.

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

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.
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.

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.

Wife, Lynn, and son, Eric