has been in the Economic Development field for just over 11 years.
Prior to entering the economic development field he worked as a Sales Support Analyst with Medtronic Sofamor Danek in Memphis, TN.
His experience is diverse, having served as a local practitioner in Mississippi and suburban communities of Dallas-Ft.
His consulting work includes retail market studies and economic development assessments in small and mid-sized communities throughout Texas, Alabama, Wisconsin, Georgia, Indiana, Arizona, and Tennessee.
has attained success in areas like business recruitment, business recruitment and expansion, start-up economic development organizations, retail market assessments, and building partnerships.
has also given retail presentations at state municipal league conferences and chambers of commerce.
recently led a successful effort to keep Hood County out of the EPA's non-attainment category (one of only 2 counties out of 46 that was successful).
He holds a B.A. from the University of Mississippi, a M.A. in Political Science from the University of Memphis, and a M.S. in Economic Development from the University of Southern Mississippi and was a Legislative Intern with the Tennessee General Assembly.
wife, Shandy, have 2 children.