B.S. in Communications (Journalism), University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1982.
J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law, 1986.
Executive Development Enterprise Leadership Program, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2010.
Special Awards or Honors:
Recognized with investigative and spot news awards during a print and broadcast journalism career that included positions with newspapers and/or television stations in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi and a news service in Washington, D.C.
Former government relations director for the Mississippi Manufacturers Association and the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil & Gas Association.
Professional Memberships and Offices Held:
Member of numerous state business trade associations and energy/petrochemical sector state advocacy organizations across the South.
Member, LSU Center for Energy Studies Advisory Council
Volunteer Interest & Board Service:
Youth athletic activities – baseball, basketball and soccer coach or assistant