Education: Bachelor’s degree in political science, York University, Toronto, Canada
Most Inspiring Person: Lute Harmon Sr., entrepreneurial visionary, Cleveland Journalism Hall of Famer and Energizer Bunny.
Best Advice: Every person, business, government organization and nonprofit will eventually face a crisis or at least an extraordinary challenge. Use peacetime wisely.
Proudest Moment: I was 100% wrong about Y2K, but not COVID-19. I warned the business community to take the nascent news of COVID-19 seriously and immediately make contingency plans for stay-at-home orders and travel bans.
What I’d Tell 16-Year-Old Me: “The most powerful force in the universe is compound interest. Learn it; use it. Save at least 10% of your income and raise that percentage as time goes by. And always live below your means.”
Fun Fact: I collect civil defense memorabilia. A portion of my collection is displayed at the Spy Museum in Washington, D.C.