Bachelor in Economics, Michigan State University, 1959. Postgraduate, Mankato State University, 1974. Postgraduate, Luther Seminary, 1997—1999.
Administration Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, 1959—1974. Administrator San Jose Medical Group, California, 1974—1975. Hospital administrator American Medical International, Anaheim, 1976—1977.
District court administrator Ist District,Olmstead County, Minnesota, 1978—1984. Health maintenance organization administration United Health Care, Minneapolis, 1984—1985. Senior advisory Ernst & Young, 1986—1988.
President, Chief Executive Officer Detroit Medical Center Healthcare Centers, 1989—1990. National director healthcare reform McGladrey and Pullen, Minneapolis, 1991—1995. Vice president managed care consultant Summit Medical-Business Service Management Consultant Group, 1996—1998.
President, Chief Executive Officer Physician's Consultant Services American Ltd., Maple Grove, 1998—2003. Clinic manager Parker Hughes Cancer Center, 2003—2004. Finance representative New England Finance, 2005—2007.
Director general Ministry of Health, King Faisal Hospital, Rwanda, 2008—2009. Senior partner, chief operating officer WillowHill Group. Minneapolis, since 2010.
Adjunct faculty Carlson School Management University Minnesota, 1998-2003.
Board directors Minnesota Foundation Student Organizations, treasurer 1998-1999. Board directors St. Paul Model Cities Medical Center With United States Army, 1955-1956. Member of Rotary (board directors 2003, community service director 2001-2003).
Married Marcia Kierland, June 28, 1958 (divorced November 1975). Children: Lisa K., Cray R., John Junior. Married Elaine Olson, April 7, 1979.