Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University Miami, 1960. Master of Business Administration, Florida State University, 1970.
Engineer, Pratt and Whitney Aircraft, West Palm Beach, Florida, 1960-1962; engineer, General dynamics corporation, San Diego, 1962-1964; aerospace engineer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration/Kennedy Space Center, Florida, 1964-1971; director planning and evaluation, Florida Department Health and Human Services, Tallahassee, 1971-1976; director office program development, Office Human Development, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, 1976-1987; director office of management and information systems, unites states department Commerce, Washington, 1987-1990; president, Richard E. Shute and Associations Management Cons., since 1990.
Member Society of Automotive Engineers, National Association Security Dealers (board arbitrators). M C.
Married Linda Janan McElhiney, March 7, 1960.