Bachelor of Arts, University Washington, 1959.
Sales executive, Colgate-Palmolive Company. New York City, 1959-1967; subsidiary president, American Home Products Corporation, New York City, 1968-1971; vice president, Clorox Company, Oakland, California, 1972-1973; partner, Booz, Allen & Hamilton, San Francisco, 1974-1975; Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer, director, Shaklee Corporation, San Francisco, 1975-1986; managing general partner, The Shansby Group, San Francisco, since 1986. Board directors The Sharper Image.
Former chairman California State Commission for Review of Master Plan Higher Education. Founder J. Gary Shansby chair marketing strategy University California, Berkeley, University Washington, Seattle. Trustee California State University.
Member San San Francisco Chamber of C. (past president), Villa Traverna Club, Pennask Lake Fishing Club (British Columbia), Sigma Nu.
Married Joyce Ann Dunsmore, June 21, 1959 (divorced). Children: Sheri Lee, Kimberly Ann, Jay Thomas. Married Barbara Anderson De Meo, January 1, 1983 (divorced).
Married Jane Robinson Dettner, May 1, 1990.