In June of 2008 I wanted to be more involved in the community but at a higher level of participation than simply joining another non-profit board. I wanted to join an organization with a legacy of global service, integrity and results. After reviewing my choices, it was clear to me that Rotary – especially the Bettendorf Rotary Club - was that group.
My wife, Sue, and I have been married for 29 years. We’re originally from Racine, WI, but after 25 years in Bettendorf no place feels more like home than where we are today. We have four children, two boys and two girls. Our oldest son and daughter, Jamie and Jennifer, are married and have blessed us with six grandchildren, all of whom live in Chandler, AZ. Our son, Kyle, lives near Madison, WI, where he owns a CrossFit franchise, and our youngest daughter, Lauren, lives in San Diego, and has just finished her Master’s Degree in elementary education. Her June 2016 wedding assures us of a busy year ahead.
At work I’m a senior vice president of investments at UBS Financial Services. I have been an investment advisor for 25 years, helping families, business owners and executives chart a comprehensive path to their financial goals. Prior to that I had a wonderful 14-year career as a newspaper reporter and editor.
The Bettendorf Rotary Club has a long history of providing "Service Above Self.” I am thrilled to count myself among its members, and to follow in a long line of great past presidents. Together, there’s nothing we can’t accomplish. I’m looking forward to a great year!