Work History

Work History
Jul 2005 - Aug 2007

Senior Director, Investor Relations

Anadys Pharmaceuticals
May 2004 - Jun 2005

Senior Director, Investor Relations & Corp. Comm.

Jun 1999 - May 2004

Director, Investor Relations



Jan 1970 - Aug 1974


City University of New York-Queens College



Professional Public Speaker

I am an author and lecturer. My soon-to-be-published book is entitled Legacy: Passing on Cherished Values in a Value-Starved World. In the book I profile 25 distinguished Americans, men as well as women, who share their life stories, values and legacy with readers. The book will be published in Fall 2009.   I also give keynote speeches and workshops on: 1) legacy leadership in the workplace, and 2) living and leading with cherished values at home and at work. .



In Fall 2009 I will publish my first book, Legacy: Passing on Cherished Values in a Values-Starved World.  Some of the distinguished Americans I interviewed include:

Stacy Allison – First American woman to summit Mt. Everest

Robert Ballard -- Discoverer of the Titanic

Daniel Callahan -- Bioethicist & co-founder of the Hastings Center

Jack Coleman -- President, Haverford College & Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank in Philadelphia

Marva Collins -- Founder of a private school in Chicago & recipient of National Humanities Medal

Richard Cook -- Ethical dissenter, exposed cover-up in Space Shuttle Challenger disaster

Lynne Cox -- Long-Distance Ocean Swimmer Extraordinaire

Nonie Darwish -- Founder of Arabs for Israel

Thomas Doyle -- Exposed Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church

Daniel Ellsberg -- Ethical dissenter, Leaked Pentagon Papers to the New York Times

Lt. David Lim -- Port Authority police officer who survived collapse of One World Trade Center on 9/11

I give two keynote speeches and workshops entitled: Passing on Cherished Values in a Value-Starved World and How to Live Your Life Like You Depended on It!

I am an award-winning corporate communications professional for more than 20 years in San Diego. During this time, I have been the principal of a public relations and marketing firm, worked for major public relations agencies, spent five years as on-air personality discussing business and the stock market on a major San Diego radio station, and led a bi-coastal communications team as a director of Corporate Communications with an international biopharmaceutical company. In the past 10 years I have worked exclusively as an investor relations and corporate communications executive in the local biotech community, principally with IDEC Pharmacueticals as director of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications.


I have been an amateur cellist for the past eight years. I continue to take a one-hour lesson every week and perform twice a year during holiday and summer recitals with cello friends.

I also enjoy traveling with my family. I especially enjoy playing tennis with my wife and going to the movies with my daughter.

I am a frequent jogger, running between 20-40 miles per week.


If you wish to get an insight into how I think and write, I invite you to visit my blog [] and my website [].


Mar 1992 - Present

Able Communicator, Bronze

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