Biography

Elected to Nebraska Legislature: 2014

Born March 16, 1951, in Seward.

Education: Graduate of Seward High School, 1969; Southeast Community College, Milford (associate degree in building construction), 1974; Peru State College (bachelor’s degree in industrial technology) 1994.

Family: Married Suzanne Geis, Aug. 7, 1971; two children: Jessica and Jennifer.

Occupation: Insurance professional

Former: Real estate salesperson

Member: Seward County Chamber and Development Partnership; Nebraska Diplomats; St. John Lutheran Church (chairman, elder).

Former member: Southeast Nebraska Development District; Seward County Republican Party chairperson (state central committee member); Concordia University Board of Regents; Concordia University Foundation Board (president); Memorial Health Care Systems Foundation Board (president); volunteer firefighter; Seward Kiwanis (president); Boy Scout leader; government relations chairman, Nebraska Association of Independent Financial Advisors; board secretary, Nebraska Health Underwriters Association; board member, Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska.

Honors and awards: BILLD fellow, Council of State Governments; life member, Million Dollar Round Table; Honorary Alumni of the Year, Concordia University, 2005; Young Agent of the Year, Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska, 1987; Rookie Agent of the Year, Principal Financial Group of Nebraska, 1986.