As Chairman of the Mississippi Public Service Commission, I have extensive experience in the regulation of multi-Billion dollar companies, managing multi- Billion dollar budgets, and overseeing the implementation and management of federal grants. I have been responsible for managing departmental resources. I am an accomplished executive with demonstrated ability to deliver mission-critical results. I am also a visionary operations executive with solid experience managing all levels of multiple projects including, but not limited to, budgeting, administration, and human resources. As a Mississippi Legislator, I served the people of my district proudly and successfully by implementing significant legislation that has provided significant growth for Mississippi. I have been involved in the drafting, passage, and implementation of legislation, by which I have developed a wealth of knowledge in how to accomplish a mission dealing with the legislative process. As you see, I have served in the Legislative and currently serve in the Executive Branches of Government and have a full understanding of the functions of both. I will take a proactive, creative, and common sense approach to solving problems and building an organization.
Federal Pipeline Safety Grant
Natural Gas Base Grant
Damage Prevention Grant
One Call Grant
Representing the citizens of the 27 South Mississippi counties. Chairman of the Commission 2008-2009 and 2012 to present. Oversaw and implemented creative financing mechanisms to mitigate the cost associated with the devastation of Hurricane Katrina to our infrastructure. Spearheaded the Kemper County Energy Facility, resulting in Stable fuel prices and energy independence for the state of Mississippi. Created the ratepayer bill of rights putting in place assurances for citizens of the State of Mississippi.
Developed and Implemented plans to create new business and maintain existing business.
Conservation and water resources
Wildlife Fisheries and Parks
American Legislative Exchange Council
Handled consumer services for the Commission
Conducted investigations of fraud and utility complaints
Enforced state and federal laws
Alumni Leadership Mississippi Class 2012
Area Development Partnership
Mississippi Farm Bureau
USM Eagle Club
Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight
Mississippi Rural Water Association
Various Regulatory Associations
Various Chambers of Commerce
Champion for Child Abuse Prevention Award Honoree/Recipient
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