Born in Takoma Park, March 25, 1946. Attended Takoma Academy; Pacific Union College, B.A., History, 1968; University of California at Los Angeles, M.B.A., 1970; Andrews University, Theology, 1971-72. Married; two children.
Businessman. Chairman of three companies: Manor Care, Inc., a health care provider, Choice Hotels International, Inc., franchisor of hotels around the world and Sunburst Hospitality, a real estate company that owns and operates hotels in twenty-six states. Chairman and Founder of Baltimore Advisors, a non-profit business management consulting firm for inner city-based businesses. Chair, Task Force on Public Transportation, Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee, 1977-78. Member, Coalition United to Reform Elections, 1975, 1977. Chair of Executive Committee, Silver Spring Development Council, 1976-77, Vice President, 1977-78. Member, Silver Spring Revitalization Task Force, 1978; Executive Board member, Alliance for Democratic Reform, 1974-75, 1977-78. Treasurer, Legislative Study Group, Inc., 1980-82. Member, State Development Council Task Force; Governor's Task Force on Violence and Extremism. Named "Outstanding State Official" by the Young Democrats of Maryland, 1981. Former member, Board of Trustees, University of Maryland Medical System; St. Mary's College; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Current member, Board of Trustees, The Johns Hopkins University.