Place of birth: Pontiac, Mich.
Education: Denison University, bachelor’s degree; Vanderbilt University, juris doctor
First job: Law clerk for a judge on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
Whom do you admire most in your profession and why?
Judge Daniel Jones, retired, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. He’s a great success story and has worked hard to promote diversity.
What are your favorite business books?
“Good to Great” by Jim Collins; “Who Moved My Cheese?” by Spencer Johnson; “True Professionalism” by David Maister
What is your most important business lesson?
Having the right people on the bus at all levels
What are the most important leadership skills a CEO should possess?
Integrity and consensus-building
How would you describe your leadership style?
My style is to listen, make suggestions and then build consensus.