Hometown: Fulton, MS
Education: BS Mississippi State University with Distinction 1978
Specialty Areas: Strategic planning and Governmental Entities
Business Background & Experience: 37 years in the insurance business
How did you hear about R&Y?
My first favorable impression of Ross & Yerger started with my admiration for the capabilities and professionalism of Wirt Yerger and Eason Leake.
Organizations & Community Activities: Chaired the regional United Way Campaign three times, the first person to do such. Member and Sunday School Teacher for High School at First United Methodist Church. Former Chairman of the board of the Regional Educational Laboratory board, and Chair of the Board for the Free Medical Clinic in Lee County as well as former Chair of Tupelo Community Theatre, The Northeast MS United Way, and former president of the Tupelo Kiwanis Club. Named Parent of the Year for the Tupelo Public School System in 2003 and received the Jack Reed Advocacy award for Education in 2006.
Family: Married to the former Catherine Reed, two sons, two daughter-in-laws, and two grandsons.
What are your hobbies?
Reading, Gardening, and family
What is the one thing many people don’t know about you?
I like to cook
Who is your Hero?
“Make each day your masterpiece.” –John Wooden
My Personal Philosophy:
Treat people the way you want to be treated
In My Free Time:
Travel and read
In A Former Life:
Professor in Oxford, England
My Hidden Talent:
What is something that would be impossible for you to give up?