He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Washington & Lee University and a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Mr. Otis is Executive Vice President of JDA Frontline, Inc., a public affairs and communications firm with offices in Charleston, SC and Washington, DC. He also serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Mira Winery of Napa, CA and is a Partner and Board Member of Palmetto Infusion Services, LLC.
Mr. Otis has served as past president of the Palmetto Chapter of the W&L Alumni Association, Salvation Army of the Midlands Advisory Board member and on the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina Finance Committee.
He is married with two daughters and is an active member of St. Philips Episcopal Church.