I started out in Consulting primarily sales/marketing and compensation and then left to go into Management. Progressed through a series of increasingly higher levels of General Management until elected to be the President and CEO of ALLETE, Inc a highly diversified Electric Utility (NYSE listed) with additional business in Automobile Auctions, Water, and Real Estate. Upon Retirement started up and operated 6 Baja Fresh Restaurants in NJ which were subsequently sold. Then joined with two associates in Buying and building an industrial instrumentation business and the selling it. Thereafter bought, operated and subsequently sold two Liquor Stores in Rhode Island. Currently serve on the Board of Directors of Literacy Volunteers of Washington County, Rhode Island. Have served previously on a diversity of for Profit and non-profit Boards.