DJ graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
DJ’s entire career has been with Chief Industries, Inc. He has held various positions at several of the divisions of Chief, including manufacturing manager overseeing operations in plants in Nebraska and Indiana as well as general manager of the company’s fabrication division. He became a member of Chief’s Board of Directors in 1998 and began his current position as president/chief executive officer in 2010.
DJ has served and currently serves on various boards as well as currently serving on the board of directors of the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the UNL CBA Dean’s Advisory Board.
DJ and his wife, Kathy, have three daughters, Morgan, Lauren and Ellie.