Career: Started selling real estate in 1978; became a regional manager for Edina Realty in 1993 and was named president in 2002. Named chief executive of Edina Realty in January.
Family: Wife, Denise, and three sons, including two who are agents with Edina Realty.
Recent awards: Named honorary chairman for the Minnesota Stroke Association and will speak at the organization's May 16 fundraiser walk.
About the company: Edina Realty has 65 offices and more than 2,500 agents in Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota.