Bachelor of Business Administration, University Iowa, 1981. Associate in Marine Insurance Management. Associate in Reinsurance.
Associate in Risk Management.
Commercial underwriter, Cigna, Des Moines, Iowa., 1981-1986; commercial underwriter, Continental Western, Urbandale, Iowa., 1986-1987; underwriting consultant, Employers Mutual, Des Moines, since 1987.
Business consultant Junior Achievement, Des Moines, since 1987. Member Society Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (local director 1988-1990, 95—).
Married Todd Robert Cate, June 26, 1982. Children: Stephen Mather, Joseph Charles.