Bachelor of Science, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, 1966; Master of Arts, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1968; postgraduate, Harvard University, 1988; postgraduate, University of Pennsylvania, 1997.
Aide Governor Warren P. Knowles, Wisconsin, 1966-1969. Personal assistant United States Navy secretary John H. Chafee, Washington, 1969-1972. Automoble dealer, real estate developer Merrill, Wisconsin, 1973-1980.
Executive assistant to Senator Robert W. Kasten United States Senate, Washington, 1981-1987. Deputy secretary Wisconsin Department Administration, Madison, 1987-1989. Secretary Wisconsin Department Industry, Labor and Human Relations, 1989-1991, Wisconsin Department Health and Social Services, Madison, 1991-1995.
Secretary executive office of health and human services Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, 1995-1996. Chairman, president, Chief Executive Officer Church Mutual Insurance Company, Merrill, Wisconsin, since 1996. Director Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, Wisconsin Center Academically Talented Youth.
Member United States Labor Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills, Washington, 1990-1992.
Delaware Republican National Convention, 1988, 92, 2004.
Married Charmaine M. Heise, May 3, 1969. Children: Bree, Luke.