Judy received her B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1963. She was an owner of Centron Computer Corporation in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she served as a Vice President and worked alongside her husband Bill until 1986. Judy then became a Certified Financial Planner and grew a practice, helping many clients in Minneapolis. Her volunteer work in Minnesota has included serving as Chair of the Methodist Hospital Foundation Board (now the Park Nicollet Foundation) and as Chair of the Colonial Church of Edina Foundation. She and Bill are now residents of Bonita Springs, Florida, where Judy is a member of the Women’s Committee for Hope Hospice, the Friends of the Salvation Army and the Bonita Springs Historical Society. Judy is the mother of Steve who died on July 1, 2011 of a drug overdose. She and her husband Bill have channeled their grief by establishing the Steve Rummler Hope Foundation, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which aims to heighten awareness around the issue of chronic pain and the disease of addiction.