A native of Covington, Virginia, Paul began his career in fundraising at his alma mater, Virginia Tech, where he earned a BA degree in Communications.  During that time, he served as a member of the Advancement team that successfully completed the $1 billion Campaign for Virginia Tech.  Following Virginia Tech, Paul served in the Advancement offices of Radford University in Radford, Virginia during the completion of the $40 million Building a Legacy campaign, and Elon University in Elon, North Carolina during the $100 million Ever Elon campaign. He most recently served as Director of Major Gifts and Special Assistant to the Dean for the School of Dentistry at the University of Louisville during the final two years of UofL’s successful $1 billion Charting Our Course capital campaign.

In the past, Paul served as Associate Vice President for Advancement at Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, North Carolina, as Vice President of the Board of Directors of Radford Child Care Center in Radford, Virginia and as an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).  He has presented at numerous industry meetings and conferences, including the CASE District III annual meeting.  Paul is an active Freemason, Rotarian and member of the Estate Planning Council of Chattanooga, and has held leadership positions in multiple civic and volunteer organizations.