1965, BSBA Degree with a dual major in Marketing and Finance from Washington University, St. Louis, MO.
Joined a small firm selling specialized chemicals to the shoe manufacturing industry. Traveled the central Midwest
1967 married Johanna Audre’ McKim DePew, BFA Degree, Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO. Two Daughters and families. Erica, Appleton, WI, Erin, SanFrancisco, CA
1971 Accepted a commission position selling women's shoes for a small St. Louis firm. Expanded territory to encompass much of the Midwest.
Stayed on full commission my entire career accepting and/or seeking better positions in sales as they opened up in my stated territory. This culminated in a premier sales position with US Shoe Corporation, Cincinnati in 1985, and a move to Minneapolis, MN
US Shoe Corp. purchased by Nine West Group, NY in 1993. NWG purchased by Jones Apparel Group, Pittsburgh in 1997.
Salesman Of The Year 1998
Award, most product, by dollar volume, ever sold in the division, 1999.
Retired and moved to Vilas County full time 2000.
Became involved in numerous volunteer activities including Certified Fire Fighter (Nicolet College), VP Vilas County Lakes Assn., Chairman Kentuck Lake District 1998-2007, President Eagle River Rotary Club.