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A native of the Texas Panhandle, Gary received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting in 1980 from West Texas A&M University and joined the international accounting firm of Touche Ross (now known as Deloitte & Touche) in Dallas. After seven years in public accounting, Gary returned to school and earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Texas Tech University School of Law. He practiced law in private practice and worked as a corporate executive in El Paso, Texas for over 20 years. He was a partner in the law firm of Krafsur Gordon & Mott for 10 years and later served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for El Paso Electric Company.
Gary joins the faculty of the College of Business in the Fall of 2013 as an adjunct instructor and teaches business ethics, accounting ethics, business law, and accounting law.
Gary has represented clients in public offerings and private placements of over $1 billion in debt and equity instruments. He was responsible for implementing a Sarbanes-Oxley compliance program for an NYSE-listed company and was also in charge of its corporate secretary functions. He has represented numerous clients in the formation of corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and other business entities. In additional, he has represented domestic and international clients in mergers, acquisitions, business combinations, and other business transactions.
His current research includes the exploration into the evolution of corporate governance practices by public companies following the implementation of Sarbanes-Oxley and the Dodd-Frank Act.
Gary recently returned home to the Texas Panhandle and lives in Amarillo. He and his wife enjoy traveling, hiking, scuba diving and spending time in the mountains of Southern New Mexico. Gary is an avid amateur photographer.