I graduated from Sewanee in 1993 and completed a Ph.D. in economics with a minor in statistics from North Carolina State University in 1999. For eight years I worked for the Navy near Memphis as an economist and statistician where I researched the efficacy and efficiency of alternative auction formats. My research was published in Applied Economics, a leading peer-reviewed economics journal, and informed the development of an auction the Navy implemented to match sailors to jobs. Currently, I am a Senior Load Forecasting Specialist for the Tennessee Valley Authority, an electric utility in Chattanooga. I develop statistical models to forecast the demand for electricity a couple weeks out to thirty years in the future. The forecasts are used to optimize across electricity generation assets in the short-run and to identify capital needs in the long-run.
I am married to a Sewanee graduate, Melissa Jennings Nimon (C'93), and we live on Signal Mountain with our three children, Thomas, Mary Claire, and Oliver.