An Atlanta native, Doc is a highly regarded legal advisor to federal, state, and local leaders and business executives in agriculture, healthcare, and trade.
In 2014, President Barack Obama appointed him to the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs. In this role, Doc was the primary advisor to the Secretary of Commerce on federal economic policy and state and local government partnerships. His portfolio included twelve bureaus, with a concentration on the International Trade Administration (ITA) and the Economic Development Administration (EDA).
Before his presidential appointment, he worked in the United States Congress for nearly a decade as a chief of staff, a legislative director, and senior policy advisor to a U.S. Senator.
A graduate of the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2014, he holds degrees from Emory University School of Law and Morehouse College. Doc currently serves on the Fulton County Board of Ethics, the Georgia District Export Council and Voorhees College board of directors.