Location: Sacramento, Calif.
Education: B.A., Russian literature, Cornell University; J.D., Yale University
What drew you to the auto industry? Its extreme importance for Southern California and, of course, for the nation. But particularly as someone who has been involved in fighting air pollution my whole career, I recognized early on that trying to get a grip on the impact of transportation and to figure out how to make it cleaner was going to be the most important thing that I could do for pollution.
First job relative to automotive: I started work as a lawyer in Los Angeles in 1972.