After finishing LSU Law School and practicing law in Baton Rouge for a couple of years, Chip joined two friends in a startup real estate development company. He recently retired after working with his partners for thirty-six years to grow Stirling Properties into one of the largest full service real estate companies in the Gulf South, now managing approximately 15 million square feet of retail, office and multi-family properties.

Chip has been an active lay member in the Catholic Church throughout his career, focusing on Catholic schools in particular and education in general. He now serves as an adjunct Professor at LSU Law School each spring.

He loves to fly fish and bow hunt throughout the United States, while attempting to improve his golf game.

Chip has three married children and three grandchildren. He now resides in Baton Rouge.

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