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Education: Studied marketing at the University of Kentucky, 1982.

Career highlights: 1983-84, director of advertising, Ingram Distribution (a distributor of movies, books, software and other entertainment products), Nashville, Tenn.; 1984-85, district sales manager, Walt Disney Co.; 1985-87, VP-marketing, Ingram; 1987-88, exec VP-marketing, Associated Video, then an Albany, N.Y.-based video retail chain; 1988-96, director of advertising, Blockbuster Video, to exec VP-chief marketing officer, Blockbuster Entertainment Group, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; January 1997, named president of brand and retail divisions, Planet Hollywood International, Orlando.

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