Deal appoints five to boards

April 20, 2012

James G. Cunningham, State Construction Industry Licensing Board
Cunningham is a licensed master plumber and the owner of Superior Plumbing Services, Inc. He currently serves on the Cobb Schools Foundation Board, the Must Ministries Board, the Plumbing and Mechanical Association of Georgia Board, the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia Board, the Governor’s Workforce Development Committee and the Cobb Chamber Workforce Development Committee. Cunningham is a graduate of North Cobb High School. He and his wife, Wendy, have seven children. They reside in Powder Springs.

Howard M. Mazier, Office of Disability Services Ombudsman Medical Review Group (reappointment)
Mazier has been in the private practice of psychiatry for 35 years. He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the current president of the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association. He is a graduate of the Medical Association of Georgia’s Physician Leadership Academy and serves on the board of directors of the Physician’s Institute for Excellence in Medicine. Mazier graduated from the Medical College of Georgia, now Georgia Health Sciences University, in 1972. He and his wife have two children. They reside Atlanta.

Phil D. Miller, Sexual Offender Registration Review Board
Miller currently serves as sheriff of Douglas County. He has been involved in law enforcement for 41 years and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He previously served on the Peace Officer Standards and Training Council and is currently a member of the North Central Georgia Police Academy Board. He and his wife, Gloria, have two children and one grandson. They reside in Douglasville.

Judson K. Smith, Sexual Offender Registration Review Board
Smith currently serves as sheriff of Barrow County where he was elected in 2008. He has been in law enforcement for almost 14 years and is currently the vice chairman of the legislative committee of the Georgia Sheriff’s Association. Smith also serves on the board of directors for Peace Place, the Tree House Inc. and the Boys and Girls Club of Winder/Barrow. He graduated from Columbus State University with a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Criminal Justice. He and his wife, Stephanie, have two children. They reside in Winder.

Toby Carr, director of Planning, Georgia Department of Transportation
Carr currently serves as Gov. Nathan Deal’s transportation policy adviser and previously worked as Gov. Deal’s liaison to the Georgia House of Representatives as well as the executive director of Deal’s Gubernatorial Transition Committee. His previous work included working as executive director of the Georgia Republican Party, and as an aide to House Majority Whip Jan Jones in the Georgia General Assembly. Other positions served include the House Republican Caucus Campaign Coordinator for the Georgia Republican Party in 2008 and a political consultant with CapitalSouth. Carr graduated from the University of Georgia with bachelor’s degrees in both Finance and Agricultural Engineering. He resides in Decatur.