Why did you choose history?
I truly believe that the roots of the present are deep in the past. Learning about when, where, and why has always fascinated me.
What are you doing now?
I retired from Norfolk Southern Corporation as Vice President of Labor Relations in March 2012.
How have your history studies helped you in life?
I spent 30 years of my career in labor relations, a discipline which requires a tremendous amount of research, analysis and reporting - sounds just like history at work, doesn't it? Most importantly, history has helped me to understand people around me.