BA and JD, Florida State University; Master's in Public Administration, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Formerly: Attorney, specializing in corporate and administrative law, Steel, Hector, and Davis, Miami; consultant to President of Ecuador, in negotiations that led to resolution of border dispute with Peru; over 15 years with consulting companies on projects involving negotiation strategy, alliance management, labour-management negotiations, litigation settlement, facilitation and training, including Partner, CMPartners; Director, Caribbean Basin Initiative Program, Florida; Special Assistant to President and Chief of Staff to Special Envoy to Americas; Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs, US Department of Transportation, during Clinton administration. Since 2010, current position. Author of articles. Taught negotiation and conflict resolution, Program of Instruction, Harvard Law School. Recipient: Governor's Point of Light Award for Outstanding Community Service and Hispanic Businessman of the Year, Tampa, Florida.