Bachelor of Science, Roosevelt University, Chicago, 1974. Bachelor, Roosevelt University, Chicago, 1979. Master of Science, Northeastern Illinois University, 1987.
Floor trader, Mid-American Commodity Exch., Chicago, 1978-1979; floor trader, Chicago Board Trade, 1979-1980; free-lance medical writer,, 1980-1981; president, BioLiterature, Inc., Glenview, Illinois, since 1981; president, Physicians & Scientists Public Company, Glenview, Illinois, since 1985.
Married Kathleen Ann Porter, October 10, 1973. Children: Kristen, Gracianne, Brandon.