He's still in the Air Force Reserve, and as a flight surgeon he helped rescue victims during Hurricane Andrew. Yet these days most of his flying is for rounds of meetings and conferences. Doesn't such an action-oriented guy get impatient with endless talk fests? His striking blue eyes narrow at the question.
"If I attend meetings," he replies in a you'd-better-believe-it tone, "they accomplish something."
[Originally published in July, 2009.]