- Putman has a background in mass communication and is a producer for the Carolina Panthers Radio Network
- He is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. and active with the Rock Hill chapter
- He and his wife, Chisa Johnson Putman ’03, reside in Rock Hill with their three children
Winthrop University, "Winthrop Alumni Association Welcomes Its First African-American President" (2019). Winthrop News 2019. 55.