Recognized financial and real estate management professional with over thirty years experience in industry leading organizations. 

BS in Accounting - Augustana College
​CPA - Retired

Songy Partners, LLC - Atlanta, GA
Limited Partner (1994 to present)

Advises management on SPL’s real estate investments and developments. Overall responsibility for strategic planning, management, and operations.  Co-investor in SPL’s acquisitions and developments and assists with equity and debt negotiations.

Hines Interests Limited Partnership
Vice Chairman and CFO (1964 to 1994)

Served for thirty years as Vice Chairman of development and operations and as Chief Financial Officer.  Responsible for financing eight billion dollars ($8,000,000,000) of real estate development projects which comprised office, retail, hotel, residential, and industrial facilities.  Firm-wide responsibility for company administration and financial reporting. Company grew from eleven people in one office to three thousand people in twenty-five offices worldwide during tenure.

Civic and Professional
- Augustana College Board of Trustees (2004 - present)
- United Way of Houston/Gulf Coast Board of Trustees (1990-94)

- Co-Chairman United Way Campaigns (1988, 1990-93)
- Houston School for Deaf Children Endowment Boards (1980-93)
- Houston Campfire Girls Board (1980)
- Houston Cancer Society Board (1974)

Corporate Boards
Kinder Morgan Management (2001 - present)
- Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (2000 - present)
- Healthtronics, Inc. (2003 - 2008)
- Enron Liquids Pipeline (1993-97)
- Texas Commerce Bank – Richmond (1986-88)
- Rosenberg Bank and Trust (1984-85)


- Houstonians of the Year - 1991 (Jointly with wife)