Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, University Nebraska, 1962. Master of Business Administration, University Nebraska, 1965.
Assistant vice president American Telephone & Telegraph, Basking Ridge, New Jersey, 1982—1983. Vice president Bell Tri-Company, Denver, 1983—1984, Mountain Bell Holdings, 1984—1985. President United States West Advanced Technologies, 1985—1990, United States West Communications Inc., since 1990.
Director Bellcore, Livingston, New Jersey, 1987—1992, Ameritas, Lincoln, Nebraska, since 1987, University Nebraska, Lincoln, since 1990, trustee. Board directors University Nebraska Foundation.
Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, North American Information Management Executives & Industrial Research Institute (northern conference board council), Innocents Society, Pi Mu Epsilon, Beta Gamma Sigma.
Married Linda Kathleen Jensen Wade, May 3, 1969. 1 child Karin.