Bachelor in Political Science with distinction, University Kentucky, 1978. Juris Doctor, Marquette University, 1981.
Executive assistant, Sen. Ellis, State of Wisconsin, Madison, 1981-1983; government relations officer, St. Paul Companies, St. Paul, 1983-1989; deputy secretary, Wisconsin Department Development, Madison, 1989-1990; secretary, Wisconsin Department Development, Madison, since 1990.
Member American Bar Association, Wisconsin Bar Association, Florida Indiana Insurance Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (vice chairman Florida manifesto program 1986-1988), Public-Private Development Marketing Organisation (vice chairman Forward Wisconsin since 1990).
Married Anne Callan, 1984. Children: Christina Anne, John Thomas.