Don Noblitt grew up in Jackson, Misssissippi and still lives in the Jackson area today. He attended Jackson public schools and then attended the University of Mississippi on a golf scholarship. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Mississippi in 1975 with a major in Banking and Finance.
Upon graduation, Don went to work at Mississippi's largest financial institution and remained there for four years with emphasis in correspondent banking and commercial real estate.
Don entered the oil and gas industry in 1979 and went to work for Hunt Energy Corporation as a Petroleum Landman with responsibilities primarily in southern Arkansas and northern Louisiana. In 1981, he became District Land Manager for Adams Exploration Company overseeing all land activities in the Gulf Coast Region. In 1982, Don and his current business partner formed MOCO, Inc. (Mississippi Oil Company), and Don has been a co-owner and partner in charge of the financial and land activities of MOCO, Inc. since that time. MOCO, Inc. owns oil and gas interests in Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.
Don is a member and past president of the Mississippi Association of Petroleum Landmen. He is also a past chairman of the Mississippi Food Network, a non-profit organization that is one of approximately 200 food banks in the United States. The Mississippi Food Network supplies food to over 300 agencies in 71 counties in Mississippi. He currently serves on advisory boards of The Salvation Army and The McClean Fletcher Center. The Mcclean Fletcher Center aids and counsels children ages 4-18 that have lost an immediate family member.
Don is a long time member of Northminster Baptist Church in Jackson, MS, and has been married for 36 years to the former Holley Ann Herrin, and they have one daughter, one son and five grandchildren.