Student, St. Norbert College, 1949-1950; Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Wisconsin, 1957; postgraduate, Harvard University, 1975.
Staff accountant, Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Company, Milwaukee, 1957-1961; controller, Lake to Lake Dairy Company, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, 1961-1967; executive vice president, Sentry Insurance Company, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, 1967-1979; vice president, Nationwide Insurance, Columbus, Ohio., 1980-1985; president, chief Executive officer, Wausau (Wisconsin) Insurance Companies, since 1985; also board directors, Wausau (Wisconsin) Insurance Companies.
Served with United States Army, 1952-1954. Member American Institute Certified Public Accountant's.
Married Janet M. Hietbrink, March 28, 1977. Children: Alan, Carol, Eric, Janet, Randal, Kelly, John.