Current Location: Springfield, IL
Hometown: Rock Island, IL
UIS Degree: M.A. 1974 (Public Administration) (converted to M.P.A. in 1982)
Other Degree: B.A. 1970, Western Illinois University
President of Cook-Witter Inc.
Certified Association Executive (CAE); Speaker of the Third House, honorary leader of all registered lobbyists in IL; UIS Distinguished Service Award, WIU Alumni Achievement Award.
Memories of SSU/UIS
“As a student in class about gubernatorial politics, I met Bob Cook (who was a guest speaker). As a result of this connection, he hired me as a lobbyist for the IL Association of Realtors. Later we became business partners and founded Cook-Witter, Inc.”
How did UIS change or prepare you?
“UIS gave me insights about working in and around IL state government that led to career opportunities.”
Hobbies or Personal Tidbit
Completed 36 marathons.
Posted on July 22, 2014