Jack recently retired as a federal employee after 32 years. His first 12 years were with the Department of Defense as a production engineer at an Army maintenance depot where the primary mission was the overhaul of combat vehicles. His experience there ranged from supporting various operations, such as transmission and engine rebuilding, machining and fabrication, to working with contractors to design vehicle improvements in combat operations and survivability. He was the lead engineer on several capital projects for both facility and equipment improvements. His last 20 years were with the IRS in the Large Business and International Division. He served as a field engineer, engineer team manager, territory manager, and senior analyst. He was the lead instructor for several classes where new engineers were taught their role in examining basic and advanced IRS issues. The majority of his time at the IRS was dedicated to the examination of the research tax credit in various industries, including automotive, utilities, chemical and others.
He is a lifetime member of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Alumni association. He received his degree in mechanical engineering from UAB and is a loyal Blazer supporter. He makes the trip from Tennessee back to Birmingham several times a year to watch the basketball and football teams play.
Jack and his wife Dianne (yes, he’s heard the song), live in Franklin, TN with their two dogs, Maggie, a rat terrier and Luna, a miniature American Eskimo. He has two grown children. His daughter graduated from Auburn with a degree in hospitality management and international business. His son graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a degree in civil engineering. They are both working in their field of study outside of TN and Jack enjoys helping them move to different apartments annually. Jack enjoys golf, fishing and long walks with Maggie and Luna.