Bachelor of Science, Temple University, 1941. Postgraduate, Tulsa University, 1946—1948. Postgraduate, Columbia University, 1955.
With, Creole Petroleum Corporation (affiliate Exxon Corporation), 1948-1969; successively district field chief accountant Cabimas, Venezuela, coordinator procedures, finance statements and audits, assistant controller, Creole Petroleum Corporation (affiliate Exxon Corporation), 1951-1962; controller, Creole Petroleum Corporation (affiliate Exxon Corporation), Caracas, 1962-1969; general auditor, Exxon Corporation, New York City, 1969-1974; coordinator mathematics, computers, systems, Exxon Corporation, 1975-1976; president, H. Donald Schersten & Associations (Management Cons.), since 1977; president, Richard Joshua Reynolds Nabisco, 1977-1978. Licensed real estate agent, since 1985. Licensed mortgage broker, 1986-1990.
President council American Church Caracas, 1960. Served to 1st lieutenant Army of the United States, 1942-1945. Member American Petroleum Institute (chairman audit committee 1974-1976), Institute Internal Auditors (certified), United States Power Squadrons, United States Coast Guard Auxiliary (Commander 1983), International Safari Big Game Hunting Club, Toastmasters (past president Caracas chapter), Los Rancheros Deep Sea Fishing Club.
Son of H.J. and Clara (Brown) S. M. Katherine Conley; 1 daughter by previous marriage, Sandra S. Hotard.