I graduated from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1963, with a degree in Business Administration. After serving in the Army with a deployment in Korea, I returned to the USA and worked in the home office of an insurance company for a few years. I started my insurance agency in Columbus, Ohio, which was a continuation of the business originated by my father, W.I. Yaegers (Bill). Over time, our business matriculated into a full Financial Services organization. Eventually we moved to Sarasota Florida in 1987. Over the years I have been honored with many prestigious awards. My lovely wife, Elizabeth, and I have been married for over 50 years. We were blessed with four children, three sons and one daughter (deceased), and have five beautiful grandchildren.