Bachelor of Science, Purdue University, 1961; graduate wholesale management program, Stanford University, 1966.
Assistant treasurer Controls Company American, Melrose Park, Illinois, 1962-1965. Vice-chairman E.H. Bindley & Company, Terre Haute, 1965-1968. President, chairman board, Chief Executive Officer Bindley Western Industries, Inc., Indianapolis, 1968—2001.
Chief Executive Officer Priority Healthcare, Lake Mary, Florida, 1994—1997, president, 1996, now chairman. Scholl scholarship guest lecturer Loyola University, Chicago, 1982. Guest lecturer Young President Organization, Palm Springs, California and Dallas, 1981, 82, 84, Center for Entrepreneurs, Indianapolis, 1983, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Inc., De Pauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, distinguished lecturer Georgetown University, Washington, since 1989, member advisory board.
Board directors Key Bank NA, Cleveland, Shoe Carnival, Inc. Former owner basketball team Indiana Pacers.
State director Business for Reagan-Bush, Washington and Indianapolis, 1980. Trustee Marian College, Indianapolis, Indianapolis United Way, St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Board directors Indianapolis Entrepreneurship Academy, National Enterpreneurship Foundation, United States Ski Team, chairman finance, executive committee member.
Member advisory board Rose Hulman Institute of Technology. Member president's council Purdue University, dean's advisory board. Member Young President Organization (area director, chairman 1982, award 1983), National Wholesale Druggists Association (director 1981-1984, Service award 1984), Purdue University Alumni Association (life), Woodstock Club, Meridian Hills Countryn Club.
Children: William Franklin, Blair Scott, Sally Annual.