A graduate of Texas A&M, Don served in the Army Signal Corps until he retired in 2000 with the rank of colonel. Subsequently, he worked in the Defense Contracting world until he moved to Houston in 2010. After completing Rice University’s Leadership Institute for Nonprofit Executives (LINE) program, he embraced the Houston nonprofit community and began serving military veterans in the Houston area. Joining LSVA as a board member in 2011, he served as the Vice Chairman before becoming the Chairman in 2013. He is a member of St Luke’s United Methodist Church and volunteers with other nonprofit organizations.