Deal appoints 12 to boards

April 13, 2017

William Leahy, Board of Economic Development
Leahy is president of AT&T Georgia and Southeast Region. He sits on the board of governors for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and on the executive board of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. Leahy sat on the board of trustees of Merrimack College and the board of directors for the John F. Kennedy Library foundation. He was also a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council. Leahy earned a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Merrimack College. He and his wife, Marjorie, have two children and one grandchild. They reside in Atlanta.

Laura R. Morgan, Board of Commissioners of the Georgia Student Finance Commission (reappointment)
Morgan sits on the REACH Foundation board and is a member of REACH Georgia. She was appointed director of congressional relations for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development by President George H.W. Bush. Morgan previously sat on the board for Young Audiences of Atlanta. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Penn State University. Morgan and her husband, Jay, have three children and live in Atlanta.

Britt Fleck, Board of Driver Services
Fleck is the region manager for Georgia Power’s Metro West Region. She sits on the boards of directors for the Cobb Chamber of Commerce and Cobb’s Competitive EDGE. Fleck is a member of the Kennesaw State University (KSU) President’s Advisory Committee and sits on the KSU Foundation board of trustees. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree in Business Administration from KSU. Fleck and her husband, John, have three children and reside in Gwinnett County.

Pamela Griggs, Georgia Board of Private Detective and Security Agencies
Griggs is the lead investigator and owner of Checkmate Investigations, LLC. She is a past president of the Georgia Association of Professional Private Investigators. Griggs has one child and lives in Dacula.

Antonio Long, Georgia Board of Private Detective and Security Agencies
Long is the chief of the Department of Public Safety at Atlanta Metropolitan State College. He is a president of the Georgia Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators and sits on the Criminal Justice Advisory Board for Atlanta Technical College. Long earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Georgia State University, a master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and a master’s degree in Public Safety Administration from Columbus State University. He and his wife, Thesa, have three children and reside in Fayetteville.

Jason Winters, Georgia Environmental Finance Authority
Winters is the sole commissioner of Chattooga County and a member of the State Soil and Water Commission. He is a past chairman of the Chattooga County Chamber of Commerce and a past president of the Summerville-Trion Rotary Club. Winters also served as vice chairman of the Georgia Rural Development Council. He is a member of the Summerville Trion Optimist Club and sits on the board of directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Chattooga County. Winters earned a bachelor’s degree from Berry College. He and his wife, Abby, live in Lyerly.

W. Jeff Bishop, Georgia Historical Records Society
Bishop is the executive director of the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society. He is a past president of the Georgia chapter of the Trail of Tears Association and sits on the board of directors for the Friends of New Echota State Historic Site. Bishop earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia and a master's degree in Public History and Museum Studies from the University of West Georgia. He and his wife, Barbara, have five children and reside in Newnan.

Beth English, Georgia Historical Records Society
English is the executive director of Easter Seals Southern Georgia, an organization that works to ensure that all people living with disabilities or special needs have equal opportunities in the community. She is a member of the Vienna City Council and serves as the mayor pro tem. English is a past president of the Georgia Municipal Association and the state public policy chair of the GWFC Vienna Woman's Club. She earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from from Valdosta State University. English and her husband, Steven, have one child and three grandchildren. They live in Vienna. 

Kerry Van Moore, Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission
Moore is a farmer and the vice president of Tri-County Gin Inc. He sits on the boards of directors for Douglas National Bank and Citizens Christian Academy. Moore is also a member of the South Georgia Cattleman’s Association. He and his wife, Michelle, have two children and reside in West Green. 

Donald Wood, State Board of Massage Therapy
Wood is a certified massage therapist. He previously served in the U.S. Army and attained the rank of major. Wood earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware, a master’s degree from the University of Southern California and trained in massage therapy at the Baltimore School of Massage. He has two children and two grandchildren. Wood lives in Macon.

Mary Shotwell, Ph.D., State Board of Occupational Therapists
Shotwell is a licensed occupational therapist and a professor at Brenau University. She is a past president of the Georgia Occupational Therapy Association. Shotwell earned a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Temple University, a master’s in Health Professions Education from Medical University of South Carolina and a doctoral degree in Adult Education from the University of Georgia. She and her husband, Andrew, have three children and reside in Gainesville.

Phil Carlock, State Properties Commission (reappointment) 
Carlock has more than 40 years of experience in real estate income property development and management. He is the chairman of Central Realty Holdings and the chairman of the executive committee of ECI Group. Carlock is a past president of the National Apartment Association, the Georgia Apartment Association and the Atlanta Apartment Association. He was inducted into the Georgia and National Apartment Association Halls of Fame. Carlock earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Georgia State University. He holds the Certified Property Manager designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management and the Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor designation from the National Apartment Association. Carlock and his wife, Helen, live in Atlanta.