Alec has a global background in engineering and construction. He was a 25-year naval officer (Civil Engineer Corps) involved with facilities maintenance, contract administration, and expeditionary construction (Seabees) in support of naval forces worldwide. He retired as Public Works Officer and Officer in Charge of Construction at Naval Education and Training Center, Newport Rhode Island. During a subsequent extended career with the County of Ventura Public Works Agency he served as the Director of Engineering Services, which included responsibility for development services, where he was involved with a number of major regional projects. He recently retired and is now serving as a Grand Juror for the County of Ventura and as a Commissioner on the California Uniform Construction Cost Accounting Commission. Alec completed a Master of Engineering at the University of Florida and is a registered Engineer in the state of California. He and his wife Gail reside in Ventura and enjoy two children and three grandchildren.