WHERE BORN: Detroit.
MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON:
"A lot of people have helped me, and if I start naming them I'll hurt whomever I don't name."
LAST BOOK READ:
"Consent to Kill, by Mitch Rapp, a spy thriller."
WORDS THAT DESCRIBE ME:
"Soccer coach, father."
WHERE MY FIELD/INDUSTRY IS HEADED:
“I think it's a matter of time until we get to a single payer system and every year as the population ages, more and
more of America is in an efficient single payer system, which is Medicare. I think there will come a point in which
the Medicare population will be so large that the logic of everybody being in a similar system will be irrefutable,
and it will occur. But is that 10 years from now, or 15, or more? I'm not sure. But at some point we have to get the
burden of funding health care off employers. It doesn't help us compete internationally, and it's not fair for
companies who choose to provide for their employees' health care to subsidize those who don't.”
FAVORITE TECHNOLOGICAL GADGET:
"My kids love the iPod. I'm not really into any more than the cell phone and the laptop. I think that's about it for me."
"Detroit. Downtown. It's my home and I love the city."
"I coach soccer."
"My mother's spaghetti."
MY HIDDEN TALENT:
"My kids would tell you I'm very good at PlayStation."
HOW I WANT TO BE REMEMBERED:
"As somebody who didn't accept that Detroit's best days were behind it."
At the annual awards reception in May 2015, one Leader & Innovator from the previous 12 months will be selected as the Leader & Innovator of the Year.