Bachelor of Science, University Iowa, 1959. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1969.
Business office manager, Northwestern Bell Tel., Des Moines, 1959-1963; salesman, Hydraulic Companies, Fort Dodge, 1964-1967; president, Cole National Corporation, Cleveland, 1969-1983; vice chairman, Dayton Hudson Corporation, Minneapolis, 1983-1984; president, Dayton Hudson Corporation, Minneapolis, 1984-1987; chairman, president, chief Executive officer, Revco D.S., Inc., Twinsburg, Ohio., 1987-1992. Board directors Promus Companies (name changed to Harrah's Entertainment, Inc.), National Clandestine Service Healthcare.
Trustee Cleveland Play House, Museum Contemporary Art, Cleveland, director.
Married Marian S. Stephenson, June 20, 1959. Children: Damian, Brian, Jean Annual.