Deal names six to boards

February 28, 2011

Roy C. Kilpatrick, Board of Commissioners of the Georgia Student Finance Commission

Kilpatrick is a retired owner and CEO of Kilpatrick Realty & Insurance Agency in Swainsboro. He served as president of Middle Georgia Independent Insurance Association, Altamaha Basin Board of Realtors, Swainsboro/Emanuel County Chamber of Commerce, Swainsboro Rotary Club and the Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia. Kilpatrick also served on the board of the Georgia Association of Realtors and the Independent Insurance Agents of America. He has received numerous awards from Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia for outstanding service. Kilpatrick earned his undergraduate degree from Georgia State University and his master’s degree from Northwestern University. He and his wife, Thelma, live in Statesboro.

Paul Brower, Georgia Real Estate Commission

Brower is an associate broker in the East Cobb office of Harry Norman Realtors. He is a member of the National Association of Realtors, director of the Georgia Association of Realtors, serves on the Communications and Public Relations Committee of the Atlanta Board of Realtors and is a member of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce. Brower served for 24 years as vice president of corporate relations for Gold Kist Inc. in Atlanta. Brower is past chairman of Georgia Public Policy Foundation, Georgia 4-H Foundation, National FFA Organization Sponsor Advisory Board, Georgia Agribusiness Council and the Farm Foundation in Chicago. He served as director of Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Council on Economic Education, and was president of the National Agri-Marketing Association. Brower also served 14 years as a delegate for the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Applied Economics to the Council on Agricultural Research, Extension and Teaching of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges in Washington. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from California Western University and attended postgraduate business courses at Harvard Business School, Wharton Business School and Pennsylvania State University. He and his family live in Marietta.

Patrick Millsaps, State Ethics Commission

Millsaps is an attorney with clients statewide. He has served on the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia, the Board of Visitors for the University of Georgia School of Law and the Board of Directors for the Georgia Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs. He earned his undergraduate degree from Samford University and his law degree from the University of Georgia. Millsaps and his wife, Elizabeth, have three children. They live in Camilla.

George Scott McCoy, Jr., Board of Trustees of the Herty Foundation

McCoy is a retired grain merchandising specialist for White Commercial Corp. He formerly served as president and chairman of the Board of McCoy Grain Exchange of Davisboro. McCoy spent two years as an associate manufacturing engineer on the C-5A program with Lockheed Georgia Corp. He received his Bachelor’s of Science from Georgia Tech. McCoy and his wife, Pendery, live in Sandersville. They have two children and four grandchildren.

Kerry Jackson Cook, Board of Trustees of the Georgia Firefighters Pension Fund

Cook is a 29-year firefighter veteran. He retired from the Decatur Fire Department, where he served on the City Retirement Board from 1999 to 2002. He is a former chairman of the Hall County Republican Party. He currently serves as Chief Bailiff for Judge Gene Roberts in the State Court of Hall County. He and his wife, Ann, live in Chestnut Mountain. They have two children and one grandchild.

Richard G. Bennett, Jr., D.M.D., Georgia Board of Dentistry

Bennett is partner at Northeast Georgia Dental Group in Gainesville. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Georgia Dental Association, Northern District Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry and the Hinman Dental Society. Bennet also serves on the board of Emile T. Fisher Foundation for Dental Education, is chairman of Good News Clinics and is a board member and clinical assistant professor at Georgia Health Sciences University. He earned his undergraduate degree from Georgia Tech and his dentistry degrees from Georgia Southern University and the Medical College of Georgia. He and his wife, Maggie, have three children.