Mr. Rountree is the senior partner in the law firm of Rountree, Losee & Baldwin, LLP, Wilmington, North Carolina. He also serves on Southern Union Company's Board of Directors and has since 1990. Prior to that time, he was active in governmental affairs, serving in the North Carolina State Senate.
In June 2004, he was inducted into the North Carolina Bar Association General Practice Hall of Fame, and is the recipient of numerous awards for distinghuished service.