Prior to retirement, Mike had a long career with State Farm Insurance including serving as Vice President of Operations.
Undergraduate degree Winona State College, Graduate Degree University
of Wisconsin and Doctoral work University of Minnesota. US Navy
Vietnam service. Member American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars
in Columbia, MO.
Moved with State Farm several times before Columbia, MO including
Minneapolis/St. Paul and Chicago. From Columbia, was operations
executive for 5 states-Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and
After the Canadian operations set a record for insurance loss, Mike was asked to be
the executive of operations for all of State Farm Canada. And to move the
company to a profit. With an office in Toronto, Mike commuted from Columbia
for just under two years. Yes, he did get the company
profitable, in 18 months.