Pat was born in Carroll and grew up on a century farm near Manning, Iowa. He graduated from Manning High School and attended Iowa State University. On May 1, 1973 he entered the insurance business with Bankers Life (Principal Financial Group).
Pat has worked diligently to support the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA). He has served as NAIFA-Central Iowa centennial chairman, NAIFA-Central Iowa president, NAIFA-Iowa president, and NAIFA National Convention vice chairman. Pat has served as president of the Central Iowa Society of Financial Service Professionals (FSP), chair of the Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame, and chairman of Iowa Insurance Industry Day on the Hill.
Pat is a life member of the Million Dollar Round Table, MDRT Foundation Gold Knight, MDRT Quarter Century Club, national chairman of the USA Network Taskforce, assistant director MDRT International Convention, and the MDRT International membership committee (One of 20 members worldwide representing 75 countries).
Community involvement includes the Des Moines Jaycees vice president and state vice president, coaching Urbandale little league, state president of Mercedes Benz Club of America, president of Iowa Landlord Association, board member of Variety-The Children’s Charity, received the Variety “VIP Ambassador Club” Award, president of Iowa Ski Club, member of Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, and commander of Des Moines Sail & Power Squadron. He is involved with numerous conservation organizations. He has donated blood 245 times (30 gallons) over the past 49 years and ranks 5th highest donor in the state of Iowa.
Pat’s numerous awards include the NAIFA-Central Iowa Gene Helton Agent of the Year Award, the NAIFA- Iowa Newell C. Day Agent of the Year Award, and the NAIFA-Central Iowa Presidents Award.