University of Oklahoma (Bachelor of Arts, 1969. Juris Doctor, 1972). Phi Delta Phi (Clerk, 1972).
Attorney, Ardmore, Oklahoma, 1972—1985. Attorney, president Thompson & Cawley, 1985—1991. Of counsel Thompson, Cawley, Veazey & Burns, since 1991.
Executive vice president Noble Foundation, 1991, president, Chief Executive Officer, since 1992. Board directors Noble Energy, Inc.
Carter County, Oklahoma (Chairman, Awards Committee, 1977) and American Bar Associations.