Al is a native of Missouri was reared in North Missouri and a graduate of Truman University in Kirksville and School of Banking of the South, Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. In his younger days was an avid hunter (now prefers using a camera for such activities) and golfer.
He moved from North Missouri to Springfield some thirty years ago and fell in love with the area. He and his wife Nancy reside in Springfield and they have nine grandchildren.
Al is now retired after spending nearly fifty years in the banking business.