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Currently serving as editor of Permian Basin Oil and Gas magazine, Jesse Mullins has been an editor-in-chief for most of his working life. His other EIC posts were at Collector's Mart magazine and American Cowboy magazine, where he was also founding editor. Mullins is a widely published communicator whose contributions span a broad array of themes. Social commentary, cultural affairs, news reportage, and Christian commentary are a few of his journalistic outlets. His essays, personality profiles, and editorials have won him a following as an observer of human affairs, current events, art, letters, and culture.
His tenure at the award-winning American Cowboy magazine ran from its conception 19 years ago to 2009. American Cowboy magazine published profiles of leading public figures in the fields of politics, entertainment, industry, and private life, including U.S. Senators, governors, and cabinet members.
During his tenure the magazine rose to become the highest-circulated publication in the Western lifestyle field, attaining a nationwide and even international readership that totaled 250,000. His "Put a Cowboy in the White House" campaign - promoted via editorials, a dedicated website, bumper stickers and other media - won favorable attention across the country.
In 2004, Mullins and the person who was then-publisher of his magazine—William E. Bales—began work on a project that eventually became the National Day of the American Cowboy. The U.S. Senate-sponsored resolution gained passage in 2005 and was signed into effect by President George W. Bush in 2005.
Mullins has lived in Abilene, Texas, since 2008. He and his wife Kit each have three children from previous marriages. Prior to that, he lived for 9 years in The Colony, Texas, a suburb of Dallas.
Raised in Oklahoma, Mullins attended Oklahoma State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Ecology and a Master of Arts in English.