Sen. Tippins previously served on the Cobb Board of Education for 12 years, serving as chairman for three years. He is the past president of the Georgia Utility Contractor Association and the North Georgia State Fair, having served as a long-time board member of both organizations. Sen. Tippins is a board member of the Calvary Children’s Home, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (Atlanta Metro region), and was appointed by former Governor Perdue to serve on the Georgia Student Finance Commission. He has been a member of Midway Presbyterian Church for 60 years, and has served as a church elder for 22 years.
He has served on the board of the Cobb County Community Foundation, and is a longtime financial supporter of the Cobb Youth Museum. In 2008, he was named Cobb County Citizen of the Year.
Sen. Tippins has been happily married to the former Ann Scott for 51 years. They have two children, Nathan and Rebekah, and six lovely grandchildren.