Bachelor of Business Administration, North Texas State University, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, Pacific Western University, 1984.
Regional representative National Aviation Underwriters, Dallas, 1969—1970. Vice president Airbanc of America, Inc., St. Louis, 1969—1970. Manager International Aviation Underwriters, Dallas, 1970—1978.
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Darrell Elkins & Company, Inc., Houston, since 1972. Vice president, secretary, treasurer John Nichols Insurance Company, since 1978, Worldwide Aircraft Sales Company, Houston, since 1981. Chief Executive Officer J.A. Elkins Brothers Public Company, since 1984.
Partner Montgomery County Investment Company. Board directors Intercontinental Insurance Company, Houston, Intercontinental Technologies, Houston.
Chairman Montgomery County Political Action Committee, Porter, Texas, 1982. Member of Mitsubishi Owners Association (co-founder, board directors), Houston Chamber of Commerce C. (member rotocraft subcommittee of aviation committee 1984-1985), Montgomery County Chamber of C., Confederate Air Force (colonel 1969), Helicopter Operators of Texas (treasurer 1983-1985), Aviation Insurance Association.
Married Pamela JoAnn Obriotti, August 1, 1970. Children: Jason, Jeffrey, Jonathan.