Vernon Durden

President & CEO
T&DD Consulting, LLC


  • Mr.  Vernon Durden was born in Beaumont, Texas and graduated from Hebert High  School
  • He holds a Bachelors and Associates Degree from Lamar University with concentrations in business.
  • He retired from ExxonMobil as “Contract Manager” after 34 years and he worked at their Headquarters  in Fairfax, VA
  • He is Past President  of the  ” Southeast Texas Food Bank”
  • He is President Emeritus of the “100 Black Men of Greater Beaumont” and a member of the Executive Board of 100 Black Men of America Headquartered in Atlanta
  • He is President and CEO of “T&DD, LLC” Consulting
  • He is Past President of Alumni Board of the Lamar Univ. 
  • He has received numerous awards and is a board member of United Way, IEA, Diversity S.E. Texas and SET Food Bank
  • He mentors at BISD and Lamar University
  • He is married to Johnnie Marie Durden for 47 years
  • He is an avid traveler. His hobbies are horseback riding, motorcycling, scuba diving, skiing and golf.
  • He is a nutritionist and enjoys exercising and yoga.
  • He is a 2011 “Distinguished Lamar Alumni” honoree
  • He is a trustee of the Lamar Foundation Board
  • He is a Christian
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