Bachelor of Science in Business, University Nebraska, 1966.
Claim adjuster, Wausau Insurance Company, Kansas City, Missoury, 1966-1972; home office consultant, Wausau Insurance Company, Wausau, Wisconsin, 1972-1976; liability manager, Wausau Insurance Company, Portland, Oregon, 1976-1977; regional casualty manager, Wausau Insurance Company, Syracuse, New York, 1977-1980; regional claim manager, Wausau Insurance Company, Chicago, 1980-1986; regional manager, Toplis & Harding, Inc., Chicago, 1986-1990; president, Chief Executive Officer, Toplis & Harding, Inc., Chicago, since 1990.
With United States Army National Guard, 1961-1967. Member National Risk Retention Association (secretary, vice president 1990-1992), Professional Liability Underwriters Society, Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter.
Married Jane A. Kissack, December 25, 1947. Children: James V. II, Jason R.