Moorhead State University (Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, 1981). University of North Dakota (Juris Doctor, 1984).
Trial attorney tax division United States Department Justice, Washington, 1984—1986. Associate Oppenheimer, Wolff & Donnelly, Minneapolis, 1986—1989. Executive vice president, general counsel Northeast Securities Corporation, 1989—1990.
Legal positions up to vice president, general counsel, IDS Life Insurance subsidiary American Express Finance Corporation, 1990—2005. Senior vice president, general counsel, secretary Thrivent Finance for Luths., Minneapolis, since 2005.
Member of American Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, Hennepin County Bar Association.