Bachelor of Business Administration, Western Carolina University, 1982.
From sales representative to regional sales assistant, General Mills Inc., Kinston, North Carolina, 1982-1985; district sales manager, General Mills Inc., Charlotte, North Carolina, 1985-1987; product sales manager, General Mills Inc., Minneapolis, 1987-1989; manager promotions and merchandising, General Mills Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina, 1989-1990; regional merchandising manager, General Mills Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina, since 1990; regional tri healthway director, General Mills Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina, since 1992; manager business development, General Mills Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina, since 1993; corporation operations manager, General Mills Inc., Cary, North Carolina, since 1995.
Head coach '84 Explorers Soccer Team, since 1990. President A. V. Baucom-Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization, Apex, North Carolina, 1991—1993. Member Indian Guides Young Men’s Christian Association, since 1991, member youth committee, since 1995.
Assistant scout master Boy Scouts American, since 1996. Member advisory committee Wake County Board Education, since 1996, chairman advisory council, 1997—1999. Chairman District 8 advisory council Wake County School Board, since 2003.
President Davis Doctor Middle School, 1997—1998, 1998—1999, president Parent-Teachers Association, 1997—1999. Chairman Wake County Fun Festival, Apex Advisory Council Board Education, 1997—1999. Area vice president Wake County Parent-Teachers Association Council, 1998—1999.
Member Wake County Health Schools Task Force, since 2003. President Salem Master of Science Athletic Booster Club, 2004. Member of Grocery Manufacturers Retail Association, Knights of Columbus (3d degree), Lambda Chi Alpha.
Married Susan Erwin, October 16, 1982. Children: J. Stokes, Hannah Son of, C. Sam, Addy M.