Studies, sponsored by the Hans Böckler Foundation, after higher education qualification through adult education: 1969 – 1972 Degree in public administration, 1972 – 1979: Studies of law and economics within the framework of single-phase legal education and training. Specialisation in public law, administrative sciences, public finances. Degree: Assessor.
After work in different administrative positions (Federal government, federal states, municipalities and in local administration in Pittsburgh / USA and in Corinto / Nicaragua) from 2003 State Councillor for Finances in Bremen.
CIO of the Land Bremen.