Party affiliation: Republican
Switching engineer Southwestern Bell, 1970, cost studies supervisor St. Louis, 1975—1978, district staff manager material management, 1978, division staff manager economic analysis, 1979—1983, division manager rates and separations, division staff manager regulatory affairs St. Louis, 1983, division manager carrier marketing. Executive director regulatory and industry relations Session Border Controllers Communications (formerly Southwestern Bell), Arkansas, 1993—1999, vice president corporation services San Antonio, 1999—2000. Chairman Session Border Controllers Foundation, 1999—2000.
Appointed to United States Department Treasury, 1989—1990. Public affairs consultant Public Strategies, Inc. Executive director Arkansas Department Economic Development, 2003—2008.
Director United States Trade & Development Agency, Arlington, Virginia, 2008—2009. Member board trustees College Ozarks, Point Lookout, Missouri, since 1992, board chairman, 2001—2007. Member board visitors University Arkansas Walton School Business.
Member BioVentures advisory board University Arkansas Medical Sciences. Member executive board Arkansas Policy Foundation, Southern Technology Council.