Ross has served as director on the Coweta-Fayette EMC board since 2002 representing the service areas other than Coweta and Fayette counties. He has been a member of the boards Finance and Policy & Public Relations Committees. He currently serves as Board Chairman of Relyco Resources, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Coweta-Fayette EMC.
Ross has been the Sheriff of Heard County for 27 years with a career in law enforcement spanning over 36 years. He serves on numerous boards and is active in many projects and causes benefiting children, especially his Toys for Tots Christmas project. He brings together public and private partners to provide an array of resources to his community. He is a member of the Franklin Methodist Church.

Ross was presented the Georgia EMC 2012 Community Service & Volunteerism Award for EMC directors and recently received the Distinguished Citizen Medal from DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution), the James Stewart Chapter.