Born and raised in the Bedford Stuyvesant community of Brooklyn, NY
Graduate of Boys High School in Brooklyn NY
Earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC
Employed as a Caseworker for the NYC Department of Social Services in the Brownsville and East New York area in Brooklyn NY
Employed as a Claims Adjuster, Supervisor, Home Office Superintendent, Unit Manager, Region Manager and Claims Director over a 40-year period, in NY, PA, Del, FL, TX, and NC with Aetna Life & Casualty, CIGNA P&C Group, TIG Insurance Group and Strickland Insurance Group.
Awarded the designation of Casualty Claim Law Associate by the American Educational Institute, Inc.
Participate and organized demonstrations and marches for civil and voting rights in Brooklyn NY, Washington DC, Charlotte NC, Montgomery AL, Raleigh NC and in Goldsboro NC
Former Chairman of the Goldsboro Recreation and Advisory Commission
Member of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity
Member of the Wayne County Chapter of the NAACP
Currently serving as Chair of the Wayne County Democratic Party