John Suhler was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1943 and grew up in Des Moines and Cross River, N.Y. He graduated from John Jay High School in 1961, where he was active in football, baseball and track. John attended the University of Kansas and was involved with the University Daily Kansan and played freshman baseball. After graduation in 1965, he became co-owner of the Dalton (Mass.)-Hindale News, worked for Look, Metro Mail and CRM- Psychology Today and was president of CBS Publishing Group. John and his wife Charlotte live in Darien and have three adult children and five grandchildren. He belongs to Wee Burn Country Club, Vineyard Golf Club, Founders Club, Ritz Members and Chappy Beach Club. He enjoys golf and early-stage investing.