Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
Education: Doctoral degree, University of Michigan Law School; bachelor’s degree, Harvard College
First Job: Shoveling refined sewage at Southerly Waste Water Plant for $1.75 per hour
Best Advice: Never make long-term decisions based on short-term events.
Proudest Moment: Leading the charge to save 1,100 high-paying jobs (many held by minorities) at the Cleveland Defense Financial Accounting Services (DFAS) center when the Pentagon had tagged it for closure
Previous Leadership Positions: Chair of the board of the Greater Cleveland Partnership; general counsel to the Cleveland Browns
Most Important Skill: Emotional intelligence coupled with tremendously good luck
Hobby/Passion: Cosmology, astrophysics and quantum mechanics