Schools: Bachelor of Science Degree, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA, Dean’s List Scholar. Honorary Doctorate Degree, Austin College, Sherman, TX
Military: US Marine Corps and US Army – 1st Lt Combat Intelligence
Business: Humble Oil/Exxon Corporation. In 1981 purchased own petroleum distribution company in North Texas.
Developed an award winning, full line Petroleum Distributorship, with 420 employees, selling 160 million gallons, involved in commercial fuels, lubricants, propane, dealer sales, Lone Star Convenience Stores, car washes and franchise food operator.
Industry Awards: Chairman of the General Committee of State Relations of the American Petroleum Institute, Chairman of the National Association of Convenience Stores, Exxon Excellence Award, granted to top 5% of Exxon Brand Distributors. Won US Convenience Store of the Year twice. CSP Magazine Outlook Award. “Experience Works” (US Dept. of Labor) National Award for companies under 1,000 employees. Voted the Chamber of Commerce “Employer of the Year” in the large business category. Inducted into the Convenience Store Hall of Fame. Awarded the Texas Workforce Commission “Employer of the Year” for North Texas. Texoma’s Best Gas Station Award for 15 consecutive years
Industry Positions: Chairman of A.P.I. General Committee of State Relations; Director, Exxon Financial Board (Tiger Mac); National Distributor Advisory Board; Director Texas Petroleum an Convenience Store Association; Director, Committee Chair, Vice Chairman, Chairman, Executive Committee, National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS); Past Chairman of the Fuels Institute, Washington, D.C.
Chairman, Board of Trustees: Texoma Health Care System, Denison, TX;
Past Chairman of the Board: Wesley Village Retirement Community;
Past Chairman, Board of Trustees: Grace united Methodist Church
Past Chairman of the Board: Medical Plaza Hospital, Sherman, TX
Past Chairman of the Board: Sherman Economic Development Corporation, Sherman, TX
Member of the Board of Trustees: Austin College, Sherman, TX
Past Vice Chairman of Higher Education Authority of Sherman, Sherman, TX