External Organizations

    • Chairman, Coachella Valley Assn. of Governments (CVAG) Energy & Environment Committee
    • Member & former Chairman (2009-2010), CVAG Executive Committee
    • Member & former Chairman (2010-2011), SunLine Transit Agency
    • Board Member, Palm Springs Desert Resort Convention and Visitors Authority (CVA)
    • Member, CVAG Transportation Committee
    • Member, Riverside County Transportation Commission
    • Member, Riverside County Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee
    • Former Chairman, CVAG Energy & Water Conservation Subcommittee (2009-2010)

Boards, Commissions and Community Affiliations

    • Board Member, Valley Action Group
    • Board Member, Palm Springs Art Museum
    • Honorary Co-Chairman, Palm Springs International Film Festival
    • Honorary Board Member, Western Coachella Valley Police Activities League
    • Volunteer, United Way of the Desert
    • Former President, Mizell Senior Center (2007-2009)
    • Former Chairman, Palm Springs Citizens Community Development Block Grant Committee
    • Former Chairman, Citizens Oversight Committee, Palm Springs Unified School District (2009-2011)
    • Former Board Member, Michigan State University Business School Alumni Association
    • Former Member, Riverside County Community Action Partnership

City Council Subcommittees

    • College Of The Desert
    • Desert Fashion Plaza
    • Finance
    • Services Delivery Cooperation with City of Desert Hot Springs
    • Special Events
    • Tourism/Convention Center
    • Western Valley Leadership Group

Issues of Interest and Focus

    • Palm Springs Hotel Incentive Program
    • Core and urban revitalization projects
    • Economic development and tourism
    • Sustainability – water, energy, waste, recycling
    • Public safety
    • Youth and senior sctivities
    • Quality of life and livability
    • Equality and LGBT social issues

Business Experience

    • Former Vice President, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado
    • Former Associate Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations, Michigan State University
    • Former Associate Director, National Corporate Leadership Program, United Way of America

Awards Desert Business Association Community Citizen Award, 2006

Education Michigan State University, Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, 1985

Hobbies Running, biking, swimming, skiing and snowboarding, golfing and spending time with his husband, Christopher, and their 5-year-old twins, Beckham and Julia, and their 2 yellow labs, Sydney & Sophie.