I am currently Government Affairs Manager for AEP SWEPCO based in Shreveport, Louisiana. American Electric Power (AEP) is based in Columbus, Ohio and owns electric utilities in eleven states. I have been employed by AEP SWEPCO for 26 years. I graduated from in LSU in 1978 and am a Certified Public Accountant. I was also a baseball letterman at LSU. I was appointed to the State Mineral Board in 2004 by Governor Blanco and reappointed by Governor Jindal in 2008. I serve on the Boards of the Louisiana Association of Busniss and Industry, the Independence Bowl and the Bossier City Chamber of Commerce. My wife Sherry and I have three children--Anthony (22), Alanna (19) and Anna (11).