Mr. Newman is president and co-owner in a family business, the Newman Corporation, which manages investments and operational activities in oil and gas production and real estate development, located in Harrison County. He serves as a board member of NH, Inc./Newman Ranches, a family business which operates ranches, purchases and sells livestock, and manages timber production in Harrison and Marion counties. Additionally, Mr. Newman serves on the board of the Upshur Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation and previously served as a school board member for Harleton ISD. Mr. Newman holds a B.S. in Agriculture and Business from East Texas State University. He served as director at large for the association from 2000 until he was elected director by the stockholders in 2008. He was elected board vice chairman in 2010 and served in that position until 2015. Additionally, he has served as audit committee vice chairman and chairman of the compensation committee.