My friends would describe me as a passionate and outgoing person who loves to laugh. I am a news and political junkie, an enormous football fan (Steelers black-and-gold runs in my blood), and thrive on international travel - for both work and pleasure. I am close with my family and value having a circle of very close friends who I know I can always count on - and who can always count on me. I have a work hard/play hard philosophy - I love and am committed to my work, but I love to let loose in my free time, and enjoy spending time outdoors and seeing live music. I love running - it centers me and I do it as much for stress relief as exercise, and try to get in at least a few long runs a week.