General equivalency diploma, United States Army, 1957.
Truck driver United States Mail, Oelwein, Iowa, 1958-1959, Stiles Supermarket, Oelwein, 1959-1960. Salesman Hoxie Institute Wholesale Company, Waterloo, 1960-1968, slaes manager, 1968-1969, branch manager, 1969-1970, Waterloo and Mason City, 1970-1972, Nobel Inc., Albuquerque, 1972-1981. President Nobel/Sysco Food Services Company, 1981-1984, Denver, 1985-1995.
Senior vice president operations Sysco Corporation, Houston, 1995—2000. Member Directors Council, Houston, 1985—2000.
Treasurer, board directors Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau, 1975-1980. Vice president, board directors Albuquerque International Balloon Festival, 1975-1982. Board directors New Day Home for Runaway Children, Albuquerque, 1980-1989, Foundation St. Joseph's Hospital.
President Kodak International Balloon Fiesta, Albuquerque, 2001-2003, Manzano Morning Association, Inc., since 2001.
Married Elizabeth Simms, July 1956 (divorced 1976). Children: Lee Arthur, Timothy John. Married Dixie Jo Meade, February 1982.