I am married to a wonderful woman - wife, mother, and grandmother. I have always enjoyed words, their roots, definitions and origins. I studied Latin in middle school, was valedictorian of my high school, and majored in economics at Rice and Yale. Taught at Williams College and Rice University. Left academia for the private sector where I became a partner with a major international real estate company doing business in Asia, Europe, and South America. I am now retired from business, devoting myself to creating, building, and connecting networks of emerging leaders in key regions of the world. We offer an intensive, 10-day leadership program as the gateway to joining networks in Central Asia and the Caucasus, the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia, and North America.