John McClure was born in Gurnee, Illinois, lived in Milwaukee from 1969 to 1980, and then moved to Madison. He received a BA from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Northwestern University. He is managing director of Madison Investment Advisors (1987-present) and previously was senior vice president of First Wisconsin Bank (now US Bank). His current community activities include the Edgewood High School Endowment Committee, Middleton Community Bank Board of Directors, and St. Maria Goretti Finance Council (chair). In addition, he has served as president of the Advisory Board of Edgewood High School. He and his wife Sandy have two sons and a daughter and live in Verona, Wisconsin.