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John Richard Welsh, American state official. Certified retirement counselor.


Welsh, John Richard was born on May 27, 1938 in Neillsville, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Francis Richard and Bernice Margaret (Schneider) Welsh.


Bachelor of Business Administration, Loyola University, Chicago, 1977. Master of Education, Northern Arizona State University, 1996.


Benefit manager, George F. Brown & Sons, Chicago, 1968-1969;benefit manager, Marsh & McLennon, Chicago, 1969-1971;administrative manager, Kemper Insurance Group, Long Grove, Illinois, 1971-1973;benefits manager, 1st National Bank of Chicago, 1973-1979;benefits manager, The Arizona Bank, Phoenix, 1979-1981;consultant, Phoenix, 1981-1984;benefits manager, arbitrator, Frontier Airlines, Inc., Denver, 1984-1985;benefits manager, Department Administration, State of Arizona, Phoenix, 1985-1991;retirement officer, seminar facilitator, Arizona State Retirement Sys., Phoenix, since 1991;team leader, benefits advisory, Total Quality Management Arizona State Retirement System, Phoenix, 1995.


  • Certified retirement counselor.


High school football official Arizona Interscholastic Association, Phoenix, 1980-1993. Football coach Portage Park Sports, Chicago, 1969-1979, baseball coach, 1969-1979. Basketball coach Knights of Columbus, Durand, Wisconsin, 1966-1968.

Volunteer administrator Central Phoenix chapter American Red Cross, since 1999. Member National Association for Pre-Retirement Education, Loyola University Alumni Association (Phoenix chapter), Northern Arizona University Alumni Association, Notre Dame Club of Phoenix, Bellaire Men's Golf Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, snow skiing, reading, walking, swimming.


Married Carol Kay Ableidinger, September 30, 1961. Children: Tony, Becky, Cathy, Michael, Chelley.

Francis Richard Welsh

Bernice Margaret (Schneider) Welsh

Carol Kay Ableidinger

Tony Welsh

Becky Welsh

Cathy Welsh

Michael Welsh

Chelley Welsh