Bachelor, De Pauw University, 1976. Master of Business Administration, Cleveland State University, 1989. Certified paramedic, Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.
Emergency medical services director, Warrick County Emergency Medical Superior vena cava syndrome, Boonville, Indiana, 1976-1977;
chief planner emergency medical services, Center Indiana Health Systems Agency, Indianapolis, 1977-1979;
insurance agent, Sutherin-Melling Insurance, Cleveland, since 1979;
vice president, principal, Sutherin-Melling Insurance, Cleveland, since 1989. President Suther-Inns, South Russell, Ohio, since 1984. Secretary, treasurer Blue Sky Enterprises, South Russell, since 1981.
Board directors Proliance Insurance Company, since 1991.
Member American Institute CPCU, Indiana Insurance Assemblies of God Theological Seminary Association American, Indiana Insurance Assemblies of God Theological Seminary Assn.Ohio, Chagrin Valley Junior Chamber of Commerce (treasurer 1983, 84), Insurance Board Greater Cleveland, Cleveland Zoological Society, Phi Gamma Delta, Rotary (president 198-90).
Married Dawn M. Sutherin, September 16, 1988. Children: Dennis C., Morgan R.