Bachelor of Science in Financial and Insurance, Illinois Wesleyan University, 1971.
Supervisor customer service and assigned risk, Horace Mann Insurance Company, Springfield, Illinois, 1971-1974; group sales representative, Horace Mann Insurance Company, Springfield, Illinois, 1974-1975; treasurer, Forsyth Insurance Group, Inc., Springfield, 1975-1978; vice president, Forsyth Insurance Agency, Inc., Springfield, 1979-1982; executive vice president, Forsyth Insurance Agency, Inc., Springfield, since 1982; also board directors, Forsyth Insurance Agency, Inc., Springfield Chairman of the Board, Forsyth Insurance Group, Inc., Springfield, since 1993.
Precinct committeeman Sangaman County Republican Center Committee, Springfield, 1976-1980. Member Governor's Planning Council on Development Disabilities, State of Illinois, 1979-1983. Board of trustees Jacksonville (Illinois) Association for Retarded Citizens Foundation, since 1987.
Regional sponsor Mathcounts Competition, Springfield, 1988. Director Hope School Multi-Handicapped, Springfield, since 1987, Chairman of the Board, 1990-1991. School board New Berlin School District, since 1992.
Member Indiana Insurance Assemblies of God Theological Seminary Illinois, Springfield Board Realtors, Masons (past master 1985), Shriners, Royal Order Jesters.
Married Ann Maurine Funk, August 16, 1970. Children: Kimberly, Amanda, Kelli.