Bachelor of Business Administration, University Michigan, 1975. Master of Business Administration, Michigan State University, 1976.
Staff accountant Touche Ross & Company, Grand Rapids, 1976—1978. President Waters Corporation, since 1978, Consolidated Building, since 1978, Cassard & Mead Management Corporation, since 1978, Cassard Realty, since 1978. Board directors First Michigan Bank, Grand Rapids.
Chairman City of Grand Rapids Parking Advisory Commission, 1986, Grand Rapids Downtown Management Board, 1986. Board directors John Ball Zoological Society, since 1985, Grand Rapids Convention Bureau, 1986. Estry member St. Mark's Episcopal Church, since 1985.
Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, University Michigan Alumni Association (director since 1982), Michigan Association Realtors, National Association Realtors, Institute Real Estate Management, National Association Accountants, Michigan Association Certified Public Accountant's, Building Owners and Managers Association (president 1983-1984), Rotary Lodge (Grand Rapids), Beta Gamma Sigma.
Married Cara Lee Versluis, August 14, 1976. Children: Elizabeth W., Ann T., Rosemary Lee.