Brent is a 1994 graduate of Mississippi State University in Agriculture and Biological Engineering. After graduation, Brent worked as an Environmental Consultant for two central Mississippi environmental engineering firms. In 1999, Brent went to the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation to become the organization’s Environmental Programs Coordinator and served in that capacity for over seven years. From October 2006 to December 2019, Brent has served as the State Activities Coordinator for the 25x’25 Alliance. Brent worked with stakeholders to mobilize support for and communicate to the public agriculture and forestry’s role in renewable energy, resource conservation and climate adaptation. In 2019, Brent was elected as Public Service Commissioner for Central Mississippi and began serving in that role in January 2020.