Education: Bachelor’s degree in history
First Job: Worked at J&L Steel Mill the summer after my senior year of high school
Toughest Challenge: Taking a dynamic, yet confusing, concept and bringing it into a reality.
Greatest Inspiration: Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement
How I Motivate Others: I use words and actions — you need both for success.
Most Inspiring Person: The late Bobby Kennedy and my grandfather. My grandfather was an activist in the Irish revolution.
Best Advice: Treat others as you would have them treat you.
Proudest Moment: Successful passage of legislation in Congress that recognizes the Ohio & Erie Canalway as a National Heritage Area and the completion of the Towpath Trail in Cuyahoga County
Who’d Play Me in a Biopic: Jack Nicholson