Friday, October 3, 2008

Governor Perdue Announces Executive Appointments

Governor Sonny Perdue announced today the following executive appointments. Brief biographies are provided below:

Board of Directors of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority
Alvin “Al” P. Nash, 58, Roswell – Nash is a partner and executive vice president of The Columns Group, Inc. He is chairman of the Regional Business Coalition and chairman elect of the Council for Quality Growth. He was appointed by Lieutenant Governor Cagle to the General Assembly Joint Study Committee on Fulton County. He is the past chairman of the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, the Georgia Land Development Association, Georgia Development Alliance, and the Cobb County Housing Authority. He is the past director of the Business Council of Georgia and the Cobb Chamber of Commerce. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgia State University. He and his wife, Judy, have two grown children.

Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism
Telesa A. Walton, 30, Jonesboro – Walton is manager of volunteer services for the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta and associate director of Leadership 101, LLC. She is past president and serves on the board of directors for the Council of Volunteer Administrators of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc. She served as the volunteer recruitment chairperson for the National Urban League’s 2006 Atlanta Conference host committee. She is an active member of United eWay’s volunteer solutions enhancement committee and served on the membership committee for the Georgia Center for Nonprofits. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Wilberforce University and a master’s degree from Georgia State University. She and her husband, Willie, have one child.

Georgia State Indemnification Commission
P. Homer Bryson, 48, Flowery Branch, Law Enforcement Representative – Bryson is a lieutenant colonel and assistant chief of law enforcement with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division. He is also a specialized Peace Officers Standards and Training Instructor. He is the legislative chair and past president of the Peace Officers Association of Georgia. He was the state coordinator for water security for the 2004 Group of Eight Economic Summit in Sea Island. He has received numerous honors such as the DNR Law Enforcement Supervisor of the Year and the Coastal Conservation Association of Georgia Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. He earned an associate’s degree from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, a bachelor’s degree from Valdosta State College and a master’s degree from Columbus State University. He has two children.

State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia
F. Thomas “Tommy” David, 58, Statesboro, At Large Representative – David is president and chief executive officer of First Southern National Bank. He is chairman of the board of Ogeechee Technical College and is a trustee and past president of the Ogeechee Technical College Foundation. David is chairman of East Georgia Regional Medical Center and serves on the executive committee of the Georgia Southern University Foundation. He served as campaign chairman and president of United Way of Southeast Georgia. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Statesboro and is a graduate of Leadership Georgia and Leadership Bulloch. David earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at LSU. He and his wife, Karen, have two grown children.
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