Retired March 2018. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) - 10/2011 to 03/2018 Market President for American National Bank - 1/2007 to 12/2008 Market President - Valley Bank & Trust - 7/2003 - 12/2006
University of Wisconsin - Graduate School of Banking - Madison, WI - 1984 Metropolitan State University - BS Accounting - Denver, CO - 1974
I believe that our politicians should serve all the people and not just those who share their views. The views of all people in a respective community or area should be heard and our politicians must be aware of all the issues of the entire respective community regardless of party affiliation.
I am aware that we all have opinions, beliefs and even prejudices. I endeavor to focus on the task at hand by first listening to fellow commissioners and understanding their perspective. Secondly, I will research all the history of redistricting and be fully aware of the commission's responsibilities. I will be informed, I will listen and I will work to form consensus with commissioners while meeting the obligations of the commission.
I am very familiar with consumer law and the application of laws and the understanding of their primary purpose. With my accounting background and my banking experience, I analyzed both financial and project proposals. As a manager I needed to apply logic to supporting customers, employees while utilizing available resources. As an Army Viet-Nam veteran I understand the importance of taking orders and following through with the commands.