Associate of Arts in Sociology, Coahoma Junior College, Clarksdale, Mississippi, 1975. Bachelor in Sociology, Birmingham (Alabama) Southern College, 1977.
Social worker Greater Birmingham Ministeries, 1977-1978. Chemical operator Velsicol Chemical Corporation, Memphis, 1978-1980. Salesperson National Life Insurance Company, 1980-1982.
Sales representative Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation, 1982-1983, field sales assistant, 1983-1984, division sales manager, since 1984.
Active tournament United Negro College Fund, Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama. Member advisory board Memphis Regional Sickle Cell Council, Memphis, since 1987. Member Black Business Association (advisor Memphis chapter since 1986), Urban League (board directors Memphis chapter since 1986), Alpha Kappa Alpha (board directors golf committee since 1989).
Married Mayne Rose Jackson, June 27, 1981. 1 child, Lillie Clarissa.