Career History

Chief Executive Officer, Advance America; Executive Vice President, Education Management Corporation; White House Fellow - Assistant to the President of the United States and Director of Scheduling and Advance; Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of Education Secretary Richard W. Riley; President, Carabo, Inc.


Washington and Lee University (summa cum laude/ Fulbright Scholar)

J.D. the University of Virginia School of Law

Community Involvement

Board of Trustees - Converse College (former chair), Washington and Lee University, Spartanburg Regional and Greenville Health System (Chair); Board of Visitors, MD Anderson Cancer Center; Other boards – LKQ Corp (NASDAQ: LKQX), Golub Capital (NASDAQ: GBDC), Palmetto Project and the Alliance for Quality Education; Co-chairman, South Carolina Voter Registration Drive; Previous representative to the South Carolina Commission on Government Restructuring


Geoff Wilson, Jimmy Addison, Michael Brown, Samuel (Sam) W. Smith III, W. Scott Cochran