Butch has spent his career creating positive change for communities through both the public and private sectors. He began his career as a congressional assistant with the U.S. House of Representatives Public Works and Transportation Committee. He later served as chief of staff for the mayor of Nashville. He left the public sector in 1990 to start his own consulting firm, which specialized in helping companies do business with government. He later founded Infrastructure Corporate of America, now HDR | ICA, a subsidiary of HDR, Inc., which provides comprehensive asset management solutions.
Butch grew up on the outskirts of Nashville, which may account for his love of music and Southern drawl. He loves getting off the beaten path and has taken numerous relief or mission trips over the years, most with his family.