Education: BA—Government and International Studies—University of South Carolina—1976  Minor: Business Management

Memberships & Positions held include the following: Past Master of Smithsonian Lodge #155; Past Master Magnolia Lodge #3; Past High Priest of Sunrise RAM #77; Past Potentate—Doric Shrine Temple #76; Past General Grand Conference High Priest—General Grand Conference of Holy Royal Arch Masons; Past Most Eminent Grand Commander—Lone Star Grand Commandery; Grand Auditor—Most Worshipful Prince Hall Lodge of Texas;  Grand Treasurer—Texas Chapter of Holy Royal Arch Masons; Auditor—Desert of Texas Prince Hall Shriners; Imperial Deputy of the Oasis—AEAONMS of N & S America;  AW Jackson Commanders of the Rite—Secretary; JT Maxey Phylaxis Society—Secretary; Treasurer—Jeremiah Smith Chapter #76, OES

Other memberships include: Trustee Board—Payne Chapel AME Church; Senior Usher Board; Former Financial Secretary; Past President—Sons of Allen, Men in Ministry; Mentor: Foster Elementary/US Dream Academy; AIM-IRS, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity; American Legion; Chairman of the Board—Thomas H Routt Memorial Scholarship Fund

Military Service: Retired 22 years USAF/TXANG Civil Engineering

Employment: Tax Compliance Officer—Internal Revenue Service-32 Years

Family: Hope A Thomas Daughter); Norman Thomas, Jr (Son-Deceased)