Home: East Falls
Family: Wife, Kathy.
Grew up: Northeast Philadelphia.
Diplomas: Father Judge High School; Penn State University; St. Joseph's University, master's in business administration.
Resumé: Rose through the ranks in Philadelphia city government; served as managing director in the Street administration; state secretary of administration during Gov. Rendell's term; executive director of board of directors of City Trusts.
Wakes up: At 4:30 a.m., "My dogs are licking my face."