Bachelor in Business and Economics, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1972. Master of Public Administration, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1975.
Administrative assistant to mayor, City of Chicago, 1969-1979; vice president, secretary, Chicago Board of Trade, 1979-1981; executive vice president, secretary, Chicago Board of Trade, 1981-1982; president, chief Executive officer, Chicago Board of Trade, since 1982. Board directors Chicago Board Trade, also member Executive Committee, Mid-American.
Board of directors Illinois Leadership Council for Agricultural Education. Chairman agribusiness advising committee The Chicago High School for Agricultural Science. Member Chicago Center Area Committee.
County Graduate School Business, University of Chicago, Northwestern University Associations. Member National Futures Association (board directors), Chicago Association Commerce and Industry (board directors, Executive Committee), De La Salle Institute (board directors), Commercial Clubof Chicago, Executive Club Chicago.