If you weren’t in the financial services industry, what would you be doing professionally?
I’d be a lobbyist. When I went to Alabama Boys State, I was a lobbyist, and every deal we brokered passed. Fascinating!
What’s the best advice you were ever given?
Nobody is better at being you than you are, so be yourself.
Similarly, what’s the best advice you’ve ever given someone else?
To my son Reynolds: Do what your Mama says, and you’ll live longer.
Is there a song that “speaks to you?”
Yep, the Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”
If someone were playing you in a movie about your life, who would it be?
I have to think Kevin James could do a good Beau Boyd.
What causes do you feel passionate about?
During my Rotary President year, the big push was the Polio Plus Foundation. Rotary International and the Rotary Foundation along with many others, especially the Gates Foundation, have almost completely eradicated the disease by vaccination. Over 2.5 billion children in 122 countries have been vaccinated so far.