Deal appoints 50 to boards

June 30, 2017

Kimberly Carroll-Hawkins, Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (Reappointment)
Carroll-Hawkins has been employed with the Cobb County Judicial System for more than 20 years. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Marietta, the Cobb County Republican Women’s Club, Cobb Executive Women, the Marietta Schools Foundation and the Marietta Business Association. Carroll-Hawkins earned a paralegal certificate from Kennesaw State University, a Certificate of Court Administration from the Georgia Council of Court Administrators and completed the Judicial Administration Program at Michigan State University. She and her husband, Terrence, have three children and reside in Marietta.

Kenneth Holton, Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (Reappointment)
Holton is the executive director of Raintree Village Children and Family Services. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma Christian University and a master’s degree in Sociology from Valdosta State University. Holton and his wife, Ginny, have four children and three grandchildren. They live in Valdosta.

Walter “Sonny” Deriso, Jr., Board of Directors of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (Reappointment)
Deriso is the founding chairman and a founding director of Atlantic Capital Bank and Atlantic Capital Bancshares Inc. He previously sat on the board of directors and served as vice chairman for Synovus Financial Corp. Deriso is an emeritus member of the board of trustees for Emory University and sits on the boards of directors for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Atlanta. He is a past board chairman for Security Bank and Trust Company of Albany and sat on the board of directors for Post Properties Inc. Deriso earned a bachelor’s degree in History and a law degree from Emory University. He and his wife, Judy, have three children and 10 grandchildren.

Ann Miller Hanlon, Board of Directors of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (Reappointment)
Hanlon is the executive director of the Perimeter Community Improvement Districts. She previously worked for the North Fulton Community Improvement District and the Atlanta Regional Commission. Hanlon earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Georgia State University. She and her husband, Michael, have two children and reside in Dunwoody.

Martha Martin, Board of Directors of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (Reappointment)
Martin owns a trucking company and has more than 56 years of experience in the trucking industry. She is the vice president of the Hoschton Women’s Civic Club and sits on the board of directors for the Transportation Air Quality Control. Martin is a member of the Georgia Motor Trucking Association, the Tree House Board, and the Hoschton Heritage Arts Council. She was a founding member and a past president of the Rotary Club of Braselton. Martin and her husband, Max, have two children and one grandson. They live in Hoschton.

Charlotte Nash, Board of Directors of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (Reappointment)
Nash is the chair of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners. She is a member and past president of the board of managers for the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia. Nash serves as secretary of the Atlanta Regional Commission Board and chair of the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District Governing Board. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Georgia. Nash and her husband, Michael, have two children and two grandchildren. They reside in Dacula.

Narender G. Reddy, Board of Directors of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (Reappointment)
Reddy is the president of Sterling Realty Services Inc. and a commercial real estate broker. He sits on the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Community Resources Committee and was a founding director of Quantum National Bank. Reddy earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a law degree from Osmania University in India, and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Evansville. He has two children and lives in Lawrenceville.

J.T. Williams, Board of Directors of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (Reappointment)
Williams is the chairman and CEO of Killearn Inc. He is a past chairman of the Georgia Board of Education and the Regional Business Coalition of Metropolitan Atlanta. Williams previously served as the treasurer and chairman of finance for the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District Governing Board. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Economics from Florida State University and completed graduate work at the University of Florida. Williams has three sons, 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He resides in Stockbridge.

Shaun Willie, Board of Directors of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority
Willie worked as senior counsel for Macy’s Inc., focusing on major commercial agreements and regulatory matters. He was previously a senior associate counsel for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, where he was active with the American Public Transportation Association and the Conference of Minority Transit Officials. Willie sits on the board of directors for the Georgia chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel and is a former director of legal of the board for the National Black MBA Association Georgia chapter. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Manhattan College and a law degree from Georgia State University. Willie has two children and lives in Union City.

Chris Cummiskey, Board of Governors of the George L. Smith II World Congress Center Authority (Reappointment)
Cummiskey is the executive vice president of external affairs for Georgia Power. He was previously the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development and has experience as a manager and director of energy and gas derivatives trading for companies, including RWE Trading Americas and MIECO. Cummiskey served as a state director for U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, as chief of staff for the Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives and as the director of state relations for the University of Georgia. He sits on the University of Georgia Honor’s Program advisory board and the board of directors for the University of Georgia Athletic Association. Cummiskey earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Georgia. He and his wife, Rebecca, have two children and reside in Atlanta.

Glenn Hicks III, Board of Governors of the George L. Smith II World Congress Center Authority (Reappointment)
Hicks is a principal and managing director of First Beacon Capital and its parent, First Beacon Investments. He was previously the vice president and chief financial officer of the Columns Group Inc. Hicks is a past chairman of the Stone Mountain Memorial Association and previously sat on the George West Mental Health Foundation/Skyland Trail advisory board. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Georgia State University. Hicks and his wife, Linda, have three children and three grandchildren. They live in Duluth.

Doug Tollett, Board of Governors of the George L. Smith II World Congress Center Authority (Reappointment)
Tollett began his career in the real estate business in 1972 when he founded Douglas Management Co. He is a past president of American Resurgens Management Corp. and helped to develop several projects in the Atlanta area including Resurgens Plaza, Resurgens Park, Sanctuary Park and the Georgia International Convention Center. Tollett and his wife, Brenda, have four children and 11 grandchildren. They reside in Cumming.

Kathryn Cheek, Board of Public Health (Reappointment)
Cheek is a pediatrician in Columbus. She is the chair of the board of the Pediatric Healthcare Improvement Coalition of Georgia and a past president of the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Cheek is a member of the Medical Association of Georgia and the Muscogee County Medical Society. She received the Rosa Parks Women of Courage Award, the Women of Distinction Award and the Big Voice for Children Award. Cheek earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina, a master’s degree in Health Education and a medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. She and her husband, Benjamin, have three children and two grandchildren. They live in Columbus.

John Haupert, Board of Public Health (Reappointment)
Haupert is the President and CEO of Grady Health System. He sits on the boards of America’s Essential Hospitals, the Georgia Hospital Association and the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals. Haupert is a fellow at the American College of Healthcare Executives. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Health Care Administration from Trinity University.

Phillip Williams, Ph.D., Board of Public Health (Reappointment)
Williams is the founding dean of the College of Public Health at the University of Georgia (UGA) and holds the Georgia Power Professorship of Environmental Health Science in the Department of Environmental Health Science. He has authored more than 100 scientific publications, including three textbooks on toxicology. Williams was vice president of the Environmental Health Division of A.T. Kearney, a senior research scientist with the Georgia Tech Research Institute and an industrial hygienist with the U.S. Department of Labor and Occupational Safety and Health Administration. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgia State University and a doctoral degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Williams and his wife, Theda, have two children and three grandchildren. They live in Watkinsville.

Michael J. Register, Judicial Qualifications Commission
Register is the chief of police for Cobb County and has more than 25 years of experience in law enforcement. He served in the U.S. Army Special Forces for 22 years, including combat operations in Afghanistan. Register is an adjunct instructor for Columbus State University. He is a member of the Georgia Chiefs of Police and the International Association Chiefs of Police. Register earned a master’s degree in Public Administration, and is in the dissertation phase of earning doctoral degree in Policy, Terrorism and Mediation. He is also a graduate of Northwestern University’s Staff and Command Course and the Georgia Command College. Register and his wife, Keisha, reside in Dallas.

Edward D. Tolley, Judicial Qualifications Commission
Tolley is a partner at Cook & Tolley LLP. He is a vice chairman Georgia Public Defenders Council, a life fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and a fellow at the American College of Trial Lawyers. Tolley earned a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree and a law degree from the University of Georgia. He and his wife, Beth, have one child and live in Athens.

Michael Bennett, Lake Lanier Island Development Authority (Reappointment)
Bennett owns and operates a beef cattle business in Forsyth and Walker counties. He has experience in the electrical industry and holds an electrical contractor license in Georgia. Bennett sits on the boards of directors for the Citizens Bank of Forsyth County and the Forsyth County Farm Bureau. He is a past chairman of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners. Bennett previously sat on the Georgia Baptist Hospital Board and the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission. He received the Forsyth County Bar Association’s Liberty Bell Award for distinguished service and the Upper Chattahoochee River Soil and Water Conservation District’s Farm Family of the Year Award. Bennett and his wife, Patsy, have three children and nine grandchildren. They reside in Cumming. 

Danielle Bruce, Professional Standards Commission
Bruce is a teacher at Morgan County Middle School. She is a member of the Morgan County Leadership Committee and District Vertical Alignment Committee. Bruce earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgia College and State University and will receive an education specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction in November 2017. She and her husband, Robert, have two daughters and live in Madison.

Jackie McDowell, Ph.D., Professional Standards Commission
McDowell is the assistant provost for external relations and the dean of the Charter School of Education and Human Sciences at Berry College. She is the president of the Rome-Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth and sits on the executive committee for the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education. McDowell earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Education from the University of Akron and a doctoral degree in Curriculum and Higher Education Administration from Kent State University. She and her husband, Eric, have three children and reside in Rome.

Beth Townsend, Professional Standards Commission
Townsend is a special education teacher in Cherokee County. She previously sat on Georgia Professional Standards Commission’s Educator Ethics Assessment Advisory Committee. Townsend earned a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a master’s degree from Piedmont College. She and her husband, Tom, have three children and live in Canton.

Donna Andrews, Sexual Offender Registration Review Board
Andrews retired as a United States probation officer after 25 years of service. She has 20 years of experience as an intensive supervision specialist with emphasis on location monitoring and sex offender supervision. Andrews has been nationally recognized as an expert in the field of electronic monitoring. She is a former member of the Federal Probation and Pretrial Officers Association and the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association. Andrews earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Georgia. She and her husband, Robert, have one child and two grandchildren. They reside in Ball Ground.

Gerard Armorer, Sexual Offender Registration Review Board
Armorer works for the Rockdale Judicial Circuit for the Department of Community Supervision. He was previously a field training officer and a senior parole officer assigned to the State Board of Pardons and Paroles. Armorer served as chief deputy marshal for the DeKalb County State Court Marshal’s Office and as a jail school administrator, deputy sheriff and POST certified instructor for the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications from the New York Institute of Technology. Armorer and his wife, Fatimah, have one child and live in Stone Mountain.

Mandi Ballinger, Sexual Offender Registration Review Board
Ballinger represents the 23rd District in the Georgia House of Representatives. She is the chair of the Juvenile Justice Committee and a member of the Rules, Appropriations- Public Safety, Transportation, Judiciary Non-Civil, and Information and Audits committees. Ballinger began her career working for a domestic violence shelter and worked as a victim advocate for the Cherokee County District Attorney’s Office. She is a member of the Georgia Commission on Family Violence and the Georgia Child Fatality Review Panel. She resides in Canton.

Jenitha Gouch, Sexual Offender Registration Review Board
Gouch is a victim assistance supervisor with the Clayton County Solicitor General’s Office. She was previously a co-chair and secretary for the Clayton County Coalition Against Domestic Violence Task Force. Gouch is a member of the National Organization for Victim Assistance. She earned a master’s degree in Public Administration. Gouch and her husband, Marcell, live in Jonesboro.

Jason Swindle, Sr., Sexual Offender Registration Review Board
Swindle is the senior partner at Swindle Law Group, P.C. He is an adjunct professor for the Criminology Department at the University of West Georgia and represents the Coweta Judicial Circuit on the Board of Governors at the State Bar of Georgia. Swindle earned a bachelor’s degree in Business from Georgia Southern University and a law degree from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. He and his wife, Shea, have two sons and reside in Carrollton.

Matt Arthur, Southern Regional Education Board (Reappointment)
Arthur is the deputy commissioner for the Technical College System of Georgia. He is a former teacher, coach, assistant principal, career and technical education director and secondary principal. Arthur was previously the director of education reform for the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget and superintendent of the Rabun County School System for 13 years. He represents Georgia as a member of the Southern Regional Education Board. Arthur is also a member of the Georgia Center for Early Language and Literacy Board, the Georgia School Superintendents Association, Georgia’s Education Reform Commission and the REACH Georgia Foundation. Arthur earned a bachelor’s degree in Education, a master’s degree in Education and an education specialist degree from the University of Georgia. He and his wife, Margie, have two daughters and live in Lakemont.

Robert Dickey, Southern Regional Education Board Legislative Council
Robert Dickey is a fourth-generation peach grower in Middle Georgia. He was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2011 and currently serves as chairman of the Appropriations – Education Subcommittee. Dickey is also a member of the Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, Banks and Banking, Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications, Higher Education and Natural Resources and Environment committees. He sits on the boards of directors for Crawford County Farm Bureau Insurance and SunTrust Bank of Middle Georgia. Dickey earned a bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree in Finance from Georgia College and State University. He is a member of Musella Baptist Church, where he serves as a deacon. Dickey and his wife, Cynde, have two children and one granddaughter. They reside in Musella.

Charles Cole, State Board of Accountancy
Cole is a partner at Le Roy, Cole & Stephens, LLC. He is a past president and member of the Cumming Kiwanis Club. Cole sits on the board of directors for the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce and the North Georgia College and State University Real Estate Foundation. He and his wife, Linda, have four children and one grandchild. They live in Cumming.

Bruce Faulk, State Board of Pharmacy (Reappointment)
Faulk is the owner of Shoppers Pharmacy in Eatonton. He sits on the board of directors for Gatewood Schools Inc., and previously sat on advisory committees for Bergen Brunswig Corporation and Walsh Dohmen Southeast LLC. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from the University of Georgia. Faulk and his wife, Kathy, have three children and four grandchildren. They reside in Eatonton.

Bill Prather, State Board of Pharmacy (Reappointment)
Prather is the former owner of Blue Ridge Pharmacy. He is a past president of the Fannin County Development Authority and Blue Ridge Mountain EMC. Prather is the board chairman for United Community Bank of Fannin County and serves as president of the Fannin County Scholarship Foundation. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from Mercer University. Prather and his wife, Layne, have two children and live in Blue Ridge.

Earl Graham, State Construction Industry Licensing Board: Division of Electrical Contractors (Reappointment)
Graham is the president of Grayco Electrical, Inc. He is a member of the Urban Redevelopment Agency of the Town of Braselton. Graham is a past president of the Legends Business Owners Club, the Fellowship of Businessman and The 1836 Club. He and his wife, Patricia Ann, have four children and reside in Braselton.

Jerry Hayes, State Construction Industry Licensing Board: Division of Electrical Contractors (Reappointment)
Hayes is the founder and president of United Electric Company Inc. He has managed a number of projects in the Atlanta area, including the Mall of Georgia, Stonecrest Mall and the WSB-TV radio station. Hayes is a member of the Academy of Electrical Contracting and the chairman of the ELECTRI Council. He is a past president of the Atlanta Electrical Contractors Association and a former trustee for the Atlanta Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Trust Fund Committee. Hayes previously sat on the board of governors for the National Electrical Contractors Association. Hayes attended Kennesaw State University. He and his wife, Judy, have two children and two granddaughters. They live in Marietta.

Chris Joiner, State Construction Industry Licensing Board: Division of Electrical Contractors (Reappointment)
Joiner is an electrical contractor with experience in residential, commercial and industrial contracting. He attended Lockyear College and an independent electrical contracting school in Atlanta. Joiner and his wife, Kim, have one child and reside in Byron.

Roland Weekley, State Construction Industry Licensing Board: Division of Electrical Contractors (Reappointment)
Weekley is a principal at Leppard Johnson & Associates, where he serves as the director of the electrical and technology systems departments. He is a licensed professional engineer in Georgia and holds licensure in 15 other states. Weekley is a past board member and construction supervisor for Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity. He volunteers with the Atlanta chapter of Independent Electrical Contractors. Weekley earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University. He and his wife, Lynn, have two children and reside in Lilburn.

Alison Goldey, State Housing Trust Fund for the Homeless Commission
Goldey is the executive director of the Macon-Bibb County Land Bank Authority. She is the vice president of the Georgia Association of Land Bank Authorities and sits on the board for Macon Housing Moving to Success, Inc. Goldey earned a bachelor’s degree in Business from Georgia Southern University and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Georgia College and State University. She and her husband, Howard, live in Macon.

Sandra Hudson, State Housing Trust Fund for the Homeless Commission
Hudson is the executive director of Northwest Georgia Housing Authority (NWGHA). She previously served as drug elimination coordinator and director of housing with NWGHA. Hudson is the executive director of NWGHA’s nonprofit organizations, including the Appalachian Housing and Redevelopment Corporation, Housing Counseling Agency and Three Rivers Housing Development Corporation. She is a graduate of Leadership Georgia and Leadership Rome. Hudson earned a bachelor’s degree in Human Services from Spelman College. She and her husband, Huedon, have three children and three grandchildren. They reside in Rome.

William McGahan, State Housing Trust Fund for the Homeless Commission (Reappointment)
McGahan is the founder and chairman of Georgia Works!, a non-profit based in Atlanta that helps homeless men become self-sufficient. He is a former investment banker and a past Atlanta area co-chair of the steering committee for the Governor’s Office of Transition, Support and Reentry. McGahan also is also a member of the United Way Regional Commission on Homelessness. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Southern Methodist University and a master’s degree in Business from the University of Virginia. McGahan and his wife, Lisa, have four children and live in Atlanta.

Ryan Willoughby, State Housing Trust Fund for the Homeless Commission
Willoughby is the executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Georgia (HFHGA). He previously managed construction operations for an HFHGA affiliate in Columbus. Willoughby sits on the board of directors for the Housing and Demographics Research Center. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Columbus State University and a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Georgia. Willoughby and his wife, Christina, have one daughter and reside in Columbus.

Glenn Allen, State Interagency Coordinating Council for Early Intervention Programs- Babies Can’t Wait
Allen is the director of communications for the Georgia Department of Insurance. He was previously an advisory partner with the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Inc. and sat on the board of directors for Operation HOPE “Banking on Our Future.” Allen earned a bachelor’s degree from Savannah State University. He and his wife, Loranda, live in Lithonia.​

Erica Glenn, State Interagency Coordinating Council for Early Intervention Programs- Babies Can’t Wait
Glenn is the grants program consultant for the Georgia Department of Education’s Division of Federal Programs. She sits on the State Advisory Panel for Special Education. Glenn earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology and a master’s degree from Grambling State University. She has one child and resides in Gainesville.

Brenda Bentley-Parrish, State Rehabilitation Council
Bentley-Parrish is a management and program analyst and the local disability coordinator for the Internal Revenue Service. She is a member of the Rebirth Church of Atlanta. Bentley-Parrish earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Knoxville College. She has two children and lives in Ellenwood.

Dawn Johnson, State Rehabilitation Council
Johnson is the director of adult programs for the Frazer Center. She represents Georgia as a legislative liaison on the National Association of People Supporting Employment (APSE) First Public Policy Committee and sits on the board of directors for the Georgia chapter of APSE. Johnson also sits on the board of directors for the Service Providers Association for Developmental Disabilities and is a member of the UNLOCK! Coalition, which advocates for child and adult disability services in Georgia. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of South Carolina Aiken and a master’s degree in English from Queens University of Charlotte. Johnson and her husband, Joe, have two children and reside in Winder.

Lisa Leiter, State Rehabilitation Council
Leiter is a transition resource specialist for the Cobb County School District. She is a member of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators and the Metro Atlanta Transition Consortia. Leiter and her family served as the ambassador family for the March of Dimes Cobb Signature Chefs Auction in 2013 and she was named Cobb Life magazine’s “Volunteer of the Year” in 2014. Leiter earned a bachelor’s degree in Education with a concentration in Intellectual Disabilities from the University of Georgia. She and her husband, Jason, have four children and live in Marietta. 

Wina Low, State Rehabilitation Council
Low is a program manager of the Division for Special Education Services and Supports with the Georgia Department of Education. She was previously the director of student services for Carrollton City Schools and worked as an educational diagnostician and a classroom teacher. Low earned a bachelor’s degree in Middle Grades Education from Brenau University, as well as a master’s degree and an education specialist degree in Special Education and Special Education Administration from the University of West Georgia. She and her husband, Michael, have two children and two granddaughters. They reside in Atlanta.

Carl McKinney, State Rehabilitation Council
McKinney retired as a special education teacher for the Griffin-Spalding County School System. He was previously a member of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) Human Rights Council and the DBHDD Executive Quality Council. McKinney earned a bachelor’s degree in Special Education from the University of Georgia, a master’s degree in Special Education from Illinois State University and an education specialist degree from the University of West Georgia. He and his wife, Patty, have one son and live in Griffin.

Justin Pressley, State Rehabilitation Council
Pressley is the founder and president of Access to a Better Tomorrow, a nonprofit in Gainesville. He sits on the Georgia ABLE Program Corporation board and is a member of the Georgia advisory committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Pressley previously sat on the advisory boards for Northeast Georgia Health Systems, the Disability Resource Center and the Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission. He resides in Gainesville.

Rossany Rios, State Rehabilitation Council
Rios is the disability employment initiative state lead and a certified rehabilitation counselor for the State of Georgia. She previously served as a vocational rehabilitation manager and business relations director. Rios earned a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Puerto Rico and a master’s degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She and her husband, Balfre, have two children and live in Hampton.

Ben Bryant, Technical College System of Georgia Board (Reappointment)
Bryant serves as associate general counsel for InComm. He is the cubmaster for Cub Scout Pack 577 in Decatur. Bryant earned bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Economics from Washington and Lee University, a master’s degree in Legislative Affairs from George Washington University and a law degree from Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. He and his wife, Kristen, have two children and reside in Atlanta.

Buzz Law, CFP, Technical College System of Georgia (Reappointment)
Law is president and CEO of Creative Financial Group, Ltd. He is a vice chairman of the Georgia Foundation of Public Education and was previously appointed to the Georgia Board of Education and Board of Corrections. He sat on the board of directors for the University of Georgia Alumni Association, the DeKalb County School Systems Academy of Finance advisory board and the United Way Resources Development Committee. Law is active with the Atlanta Habitat for Humanity and the Rotary Club of Dunwoody. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia. Law and his wife, Cathy, have four children and live in Alpharetta.

Sylvia Russell, Technical College System of Georgia Board (Reappointment)
Russell is a past president of AT&T Georgia. She was named “Co-Georgian of the Year” by James Magazine, to Georgia Trend’s “Most Influential Georgians” list and one of the Atlanta Business League’s “Atlanta’s 100 Top Black Women of Influence.” She sits on the board of directors for H.J. Russell & Company and is active with the Westside Future Fund. Russell is a leadership council member for Learn4Life and a member of the executive leadership cabinet for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Campaign. She earned a bachelor’s degree and a law degree from Rutgers University.