Education: B.A. – Government and International Studies, Minor: Business Management – University of South Carolina 1976

Memberships & Positions held include the following: Life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc; Alpha Eta Lambda Chapter-Houston; Commander-in-Chief of Goodwill Consistory #238; 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; Grand Auditor- Grand Council of Royal and Selector Masters of Texas; AW Jackson Commanders of the Rite – Secretary; Treasurer – Sunrise RAM #77; JT Maxey Phylaxis Society – Secretary; Treasurer-Perfection Council #9, Royal & Select Masters; Treasurer – Jeremiah Smith Chapter #73, OES

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

Military Service: Retired 22 years USAF/TXANG Civil Engineering

Employment: Retired – Internal Revenue Service – 35 Years

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