Ron has worked in various management positions at Shell Oil Company, and Tenneco Oil Company. Ron was one the founders of Newfield Exploration Company, where he served as Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. Ron received his degree in accounting in 1967 from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and his Masters of Economics from the University of South Dakota in 1972. Ron advises clients on tax and estate planning. Ron and his wife Vida live in Lafayette. They have two grown children.