District of Columbia, New York, Hawaii
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW: J.D., 1983, Moot Court, Black Allied Law Students Association, Law School Representative to NYU Senate
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY: B.A., 1980, Class President, international affairs major, Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs
KENT SCHOOL: High School, 1976, 1st out of 300, Latin Prize
SUMMIT CONNECTION, LLC: Washington, DC, 1993-Present
President: CEO and owner of corporate training and real estate investment firm. Corporate training division provides classes and seminars to corporations and government agencies including the U.S. Navy and the Department of Defense. Real estate division invests in single family and multifamily residential property and arranges mortgages for commercial property through a variety of financial institutions.
MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER: Sterling, VA, 2010-Present
Provide inspirational talks to audiences at companies, schools, and other organizations.
REAL ESTATE INVESTING INSTRUCTOR: Sterling, VA, 1995-Present
Provide classes on real estate investing to companies and colleges in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
MEMORY CONSULTANT: Washington, D.C., 1989-Present
Conduct seminars on memory enhancement techniques for corporations, government agencies, and colleges around the nation.
FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSN.: Washington, D.C., 1990-1993
Senior Counsel: Securities, Contract, and Corporate law. Drafted and supervised the drafting of contracts for over $4 billion of Fannie Mae securities. Also supervised the work of outside counsels from eight countries with respect to such securities. Also drafted other types of corporate contracts.
UNITED STATES SENATE: Washington, D.C., 1989
Counsel, Impeachment Trial Committee
UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: Washington, D.C., 1989
Legislative Assistant to a Congressman on health issues
U.S. ARMY: Captain, Judge Advocate Generals Corps, 1985-89
Chief Claims Attorney: Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, 1988-89
Supervised 4 tort claim adjudicators; $400,300 budget.
Principal Military Law Instructor: Ordnance School, MD, 1988-89
Taught criminal, international, and ethics law.
Administrative Law Attorney: Schofield Barracks, HI, 1985-88
Wrote legal opinions on Federal law.
Chief Legal Assistance Attorney: Schofield Barracks, HI, 1986-88
Supervised 2 attorneys and 4 paralegals in advising soldiers on civil law issues including contract, real estate, and probate law. Taught tax law.
Legal Assistance Attorney: Schofield Barracks, HI, 1985-86
CHARLIES PLACE AT SAINT MARGARET’S: Washington, DC 1998-2000
Director of Development: As a volunteer, increased in two years external funding for Charlie’s Place, a homeless service center at St. Margaret’s Church, from $2,000 to over $110,000 per year, over 5500%.
NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL: Attorney, New York City, 1984
HAUSSERMAN, DAVISON & SHATTUCK: Summer Associate, Boston, 1982
ANDERSON, KILL, OLICK & OSHINSKY: Summer Associate, N.Y.City, 1981
TEACHING AND FACILITATING EXPERIENCE
1989-Present Gave speeches, seminars, and television appearances on the following topics:
Faculty member of the continuing education department of the following Colleges:
Television Show Guest
Radio Show Guest
Coordinator, Achieve Speakers Bureau, 1990-1993
Performed as an actor and member of the Screen Actors Guild in dozens of movies and TV shows. Also performed, with the Washington Opera, and with the American Ballet Theatre at Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.
Volunteer American Cancer Society and the Sickle Cell Center