A lifetime investor, Wayne is a former member of the Chicago Board of Trade and was a 2nd Vice President of Smith Barney for 15 years, focusing on research in the area of global food economics. Wayne is interested in sustainable solutions to issues of renewable energy use, sustainable lifestyles, and income inequality on a national and global scale. Wayne is a founding member of the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA). Microfinance is a clear tool to approach these issues. Wayne was on the Envest advisory board from 2008 until 2017 when he joined the board of directors.