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1st Congressional District

Mike Long

Mike Long
Southern Trust Insurance Company
Phone: (478) 832-4710
Home: Savannah, GA


Michael (Mike) Long, was President and Co-Owner of Partners Risk Services South Insurance Agency in Jesup Georgia. Mike sold his agency in September of 2022 and joined Southern Trust Insurance Company in Macon as Agency Relations Consultant. Mike is a native of Georgia but graduated from South Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte and went on to earn his BS in Human Services/Public Relations form Wingate University in Wingate NC. Mike is the past First Congressional District State School Board Member appointed by Governor Nathan Deal in December of 2013 and re-appointed in 2018 for another 7-year term which ended January 1, 2023. Mike is also serving after on the State Economic Workforce Development Board since June of 2018. On the statewide level Mike is past Chair of the Georgia Rehabilitation Association also and past vice chair of the Georgia County Workers Association and past Chairman of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Institute Advisory Council. Mike has done lobbyist work in both Atlanta and Washington.

Locally he has served as Chairman of the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, Vice Chair of the Wayne County Solid Waste Authority, Member of the Wayne County Industrial Authority. The Michael Long Agency was voted 2016 Small Business of the Year in Wayne County. He serves as local Emcee for many of the events in the area and has also served on the South Georgia Hospice Board of Directors. He is extremely involved in his community and believes his role is to make Georgia a better place for those to come. Mike and his wife Jeannie have 2 grown children. They live on a working farm in South Georgia. Mike enjoys farming and the great outdoors in many aspects and is an avid coastal fisherman.

2nd Congressional District

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Carvel Lewis

Carvel Lewis
Lewis Mortuary
1142 GA Highway 39 South
Georgetown, GA 39854
Phone: (229) 334-8923
Home: Quitman, Georgia


Carvel Lewis is the licensed embalmer and funeral director for Lewis Mortuary, his family’s business in Fort Gaines, GA and manages the second location in Georgetown, GA. He currently serves as Chairman of the Georgetown-Quitman County Board of Commissioners and the Quitman County Library Board. He has previously served on Quitman County Planning and Zoning Board and as Chairman of the Quitman County Water and Sewerage Authority.

In 2015, he was appointed by Governor Deal to the Middle Chattahoochee Water Council. Also, in 2018 President Donald Trump appointed him to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Local Government Advisory Committee and EPA’s Small Communities Advisory Subcommittee. Lewis is also a member of Board of Managers for ACCG (Association of County Commissioners of Georgia) representing Georgia’s consolidated governments.

Locally, Lewis is a member of the Quitman County Rotary Club and the local PTA, President of the Quitman County Civic League, and serves as a Steward, Trustee, Sunday School teacher and Director of Christian Education for St. Stephen AME Church in Georgetown.

He is a graduate of Hampton University in Hampton, VA with an undergraduate degree in Biology and an associate degree in funeral service from Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service in Decatur, GA. Lewis has served for over 20 years on the National Hampton Alumni Association, Inc. Board, chairing various boards and serving as Southeast Region President and National Vice President for the Eastern Regions. He is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and the single father of one son, and they reside in Georgetown.

3rd Congressional District

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Chunk Newman

Frank S. “Chunk” Newman
Batson-Cook Company
P.O. Box 554
West Point, GA 31833
Phone: (706) 643.2534
Fax: (706) 645.1221
Home: LaGrange, GA


Frank Seay “Chunk” Newman, is a Project Executive with Batson-Cook Company. He is former member and chair of the West Georgia Technical College Board, and former President of the College’s Foundation. He is currently serving on the board of Twin Cedars Youth and Family Services, and the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce.

He was recently appointed to the State Workforce Development Board. He is a member and past president of the LaGrange Rotary Club and is an elder at First Presbyterian Church in LaGrange. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Building Construction from Georgia Tech. Newman and his wife, Leigh, have five children and live in LaGrange.

4th Congressional District

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Fran Millar

Fran Millar
5249 Brooke Farm Dr.
Dunwoody, GA 30338
Phone: (770)
Home: Dunwoody, GA


Fran Millar is a former State Representative (12 years ) and State Senator (8 years) who chaired the Education and Higher Education committees. He was very active with the Southern Regional Education Board and in his legislative career spent considerable time working on initiatives that included career pathways and dual enrollment. He is a retired insurance brokerage executive and presently the principal in a marketing firm. Mr. Millar presently serves on several nonprofit boards and he and his wife Mary have three married children and seven grandchildren. They reside in Dunwoody and are active members of Dunwoody United Methodist Church.

5th Congressional District

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Dr. Artesius Miller

Dr. Artesius Miller (Vice Chair)
Utopian Academy for the Arts
2750 Forest Parkway
Ellenwood, GA 30294
Phone: 470-446-1070
Home: Atlanta, GA


Dr. Artesius Miller is the Founder & CEO of the Utopian Academy for the Arts Charter School Network. Miller is recognized as a visionary leader in K-12 education who founded Georgia’s first state-approved charter school following recreation of the State Charter Schools Commission.

Utopian Academy for the Arts is a free, high-performing, public charter school network that serves elementary, middle, and high school students across metro Atlanta. Utopian’s theory of change is outlined in their mission statement: Through a structured and supportive environment, the Utopian Academy for the Arts will develop academic and artistic students to enter and to succeed in the global society, with proficiency to enroll in a college, university or specialty school of their choice.

Miller has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Morehouse College, a master’s degree in Education Leadership from Columbia University, and a doctorate degree in Educational Administration and Policy from the University of Georgia. Miller is an adjunct professor of Education at Morehouse College, and he resides in Atlanta.

6th Congressional District

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Tim Perryman

Tim Perryman


Tim began his career in the roofing industry in 1990 and was the operating partner for the first branch of Roofing Supply of Atlanta (RSA). He expanded RSA to markets throughout the Carolinas, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio, and Indiana.

In 2006, he and his associates merged 63 branches across the country to form the Roofing Supply Group, which was later acquired by Beacon Roofing Supply. Perryman has partnered in a number of businesses ranging from food service, cremation, and real estate development.

He has remained in the roofing supply business and owns and operates Atlanta Squares Supply LLC. Perryman is an Army Veteran, having served in Saudi Arabia for Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.

7th Congressional District

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Buzz Law, CFP

Buzz Law, CFP
Creative Financial Group
3400 Overton Park Dr.
Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone 770-913-9704
Home: Alpharetta, GA


Law is President and Chief Executive Officer of Creative Financial Group, Ltd and has worked as a Certified Financial PlannerTM for over 35 years. He is Vice Chairman of the Georgia Foundation for Public Education.

He is a charter member of Kingdom Advisors. Law has a long history of service to his community with involvement in the University of Georgia Alumni Board of Directors, the DeKalb County School Systems Academy of Finance Advisory Board, the United Way Resources Development Committee, the Atlanta Habitat for Humanity and the Rotary Club of Dunwoody.

Law earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia. He and his wife, Cathy, have four children. They reside in Alpharetta.

8th Congressional District

Calder B. Clay, III

Calder B. Clay, III
3882 Overlook Avenue
Macon, GA 31204
Phone: (478) 972.1104
Home: Macon, GA


Calder Clay is a partner and Vice President of Operations with Southern Spine, LLC and Smisson-Cartledge Biomedical. His medical device career includes sales and management positions with Bristol Myers Squibb and Johnson and Johnson.

Calder is a former elected member of the Macon City Council and the Bibb County Board of Commissioners. He is a member of the Macon Civic Club and Mulberry Street United Methodist Church in Macon, GA.

Calder earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Georgia. He and his wife, Kathy, have three married daughters and two grandsons. The Clays live in Macon.

9th Congressional District

Daren C. Wayne
Daren C. Wayne

Daren C. Wayne

5533 Mainsail Way
Gainesville, GA 30504
Phone: (770) 540.7962
Home: Buford, GA


Daren C. Wayne is a Principal at Wayne Capital (a Real Estate Investment Fund company) and has spent over two decades working in commercial real estate. Wayne is a licensed real estate agent and general contractor.

He attended Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina where he received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and later went on to earn an MBA from Georgia State University. Wayne and his wife, Merri Kris, have two sons and reside in Hall County.

10th Congressional District

11th Congressional District

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Jay Cunningham

Jay Cunningham
Superior Plumbing
3991 Royal Drive, N.E.
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone 770-422-7586
Home: Kennesaw, GA


Cunningham is a licensed master plumber and the owner of Superior Plumbing Services, Inc. He currently serves on the Technical College System of Georgia State Board, the Georgia Construction Industry Licensing Board in the Division of Master and Journeyman Plumbers, the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Children’s Foundation Board, State Workforce Development Committee, the Cobb Chamber Workforce Development Committee, the Cobb County School Board Superintendents Business and Community Advisory Board, the Cobb County School Board Ed-SPLOST Citizens Oversight Committee, the Cobb County T-SPLOST Citizens Oversight Committee, the Cobb County Plumbing Advisory Board, the REACH Georgia’s Foundation Board, the Cobb County College and Career Academy, the Marietta College and Career Academy, and the Strand Theater Board.

Cunningham is a graduate of North Cobb High School. He has seven children and 8 grandchildren. Jay resides in Kennesaw GA.

12th Congressional District

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Tommy David

Tommy David
106 Towhee Trail
Statesboro, GA 30458
Phone: (912) 531.5772
Home: Statesboro, GA


F. Thomas “Tommy” David, Statesboro, 12th Congressional District Representative –

David retired from banking after 42 years. He is a former chairman of the board of Ogeechee Technical College and was a trustee and past president of the Ogeechee Technical College Foundation. He is the past Chairman for the Georgia Southern University Housing Foundation and an Emeritus Board Member of Georgia Southern University Foundation. He is the past chairman of East Georgia Regional Medical Center and serves as Vice Chairman for the Georgia Higher Education Facilities Authority.

David served as campaign chairman and president of United Way of Southeast Georgia. He is the Past President 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 daughters and four grandchildren.

David was appointed to the State Board by Governor Sonny Perdue in 2008.

13th Congressional District

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Joseph Hsiao

Joseph Hsiao
374 Clifton Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30307
Phone 678-207-8478
Home: Atlanta, GA


Hsiao is the President & CEO of H Restaurant Group. Hsiao was born and raised in Atlanta, working and managing his parents’ restaurants. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Georgia State University. In 2010, he and his brother, Matthew, founded H Restaurant Group.

Hsiao is involved with several non-profit organizations and is an active member of the Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Norcross. He currently serves on the State Board for the Technical College System of Georgia, is Secretary of the Georgia Restaurant Association, President of the Asian Restaurant Council, Board of Directors for the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce, the US Pan-Asian American Chamber of Commerce – Southeast, and Georgia Advocates for Crime Prevention.

Hsiao is also a member of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife, Vicki, have two young children.

Hsiao was appointed to the State Board by Governor Brian P. Kemp in 2023.

14th Congressional District

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Joe Yarbrough

Joe W. Yarbrough
Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI)
President & CEO
100 S. Hamilton Street
Dalton, GA 30720
Phone: (706) 428.2104
Mobile: (706) 217.8410
Home: Rocky Face, GA


A Georgia native, Joe was born in Rome, and has resided in Dalton since 1972.  Joe and his wife of 32 years, Nanette, have five adult children and eight grandchildren.

An active member of Grove Level Baptist Church, Joe currently serves as Chairman of the Long-Range Planning Committee, on the Watchman Prayer Ministry, as an Adult Sunday School Leader, and as an Usher.

He is a graduate of Auburn University (1970) with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and has since completed numerous Leadership Development and skill improvement programs.

After six years in various positions with Coronet Industries, Joe joined Aladdin Mills in June, 1978 as Director of Manufacturing.  Aladdin Mills was merged into Mohawk Industries in 1994.  In 1995, he was named Vice President Manufacturing for Mohawk and in 2004 Joe became Executive Vice President – Operations.

Through March, 2014 Joe served as Senior Vice President, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering.  These roles provided an opportunity to lead the innovation and integration of new technologies for the business and to be active in the assimilation of numerous mergers and acquisitions.

On March 31, 2014 Joe became the President of the Carpet and Rug Institute.  In this role, he will have the opportunity to lead this industry trade association whose members represent more than 90 percent of the carpet manufactured in the U.S. as well as members that provide numerous raw materials, goods and other services to the industry.

Also an active community leader, Joe currently serves on the Boards of Directors of:
  • RossWoods Adult Day Services and is Chairman of the Building Campaign Steering Committee;
  • Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership and the Executive Committee;
  • Christian Heritage School Endowment Foundation Board;
  • Former member of the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce and is a past Chairman;
  • Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) and is the current Vice-Chairman;
  • Water, Light and Sinking Fund Commission (Dalton Utilities) and is the current Chairman;
  • State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia and is the current Chairman.
  • Former member of United Way of Northwest Georgia Executive Board and is a past Chairman of the chapter’s Alexis de Tocqueville Society.
  • Floor360 Consortium (Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership) and the Alliance for Innovation and Sustainability

Favorite Quote from the Auburn Creed:
I believe that this is a practical world and that I can count only on what I earn.
Therefore, I believe in work, hard work………..
I believe in my Country, because it is a land of freedom and because it is my own home, and that I can best serve that country by “doing justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly with my God.”  
-George Petrie (1945)

Member at Large

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Ben Bryant

Ben Bryant
250 Williams Street, 5th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
(770) 335-0219
Home: Atlanta, GA


Ben Bryant serves as in-house counsel at InComm, a leading payments and fintech company headquartered in Atlanta, where he focuses on financial services, marketing, and regulatory affairs.

In addition to the TCSG Board, he serves on the board of directors of the Chamblee Charter High School Blue & Gold Foundation and is very active in Scouting.

Bryant earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics from Washington & Lee University, a master’s degree in Legislative Affairs from George Washington University, and a law degree from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law.

He and his wife, Kristen, have two children. They reside in Atlanta.

Member at Large

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Doug Carter

Doug Carter
Don Carter Realty Company
PO Box 535
Gainesville, GA 30503
(770) 536.1087
Home: Gainesville, GA


Doug Carter is President and Broker of Don Carter Realty Company, a 54 year old family owned real estate development and brokerage company located in Gainesville, Georgia. A native of Gainesville, Doug graduated from Gainesville High School, and he was a cum laude graduate of Wake Forest University. After graduating from college, he worked for State School Superintendent Werner Rogers as his assistant within the Georgia Department of Education.

He is active in a number of community activities including: member of Rotary, Former Chairman of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, a former Chairman of The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, a former Chairman of the North Georgia Community Foundation, a former Chairman of the Quinlan Visual Arts Center, a former Chairman of Leadership Georgia, and chaired the Georgia Chamber of Commerce in 2011.

Also, he served for five years as a local board member of Gainesville Bank & Trust. He currently is a member of the Economic Development Council in Hall County, member of the Gainesville-Hall County Land Bank board, chairman of the Gainesville Planning and Appeals board, member of the Vision 2030 Greenspace Committee, and serves as vice chairman of the State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia. He also serves as a volunteer community auctioneer for numerous non-profits.

Doug is married to Sandy McCormick Carter who is also a graduate of Wake Forest and works with him in the real estate business. They have a daughter Lauren who is a graduate of the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. She now resides in Los Angeles. They are active members of First United Methodist Church in Gainesville.

Member at Large

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Randall Fox

Randall Fox
Fox Systems, Inc.
PO Box 17777
Calhoun, GA 30703
Work: (706) 625.5520 ext. 12
Home: Calhoun, GA


Fox is president of Fox Systems, Inc. He currently sits on the Technical College System of Georgia Board of Directors, The Gordon County College and Career Academy Board of Directors and the Gordon County Development Authority.

He previously served on the Technical College System of Georgia Foundation Board and as past chairman of the Board of Directors at Georgia Northwestern Technical College.

Fox has two daughters and two grandsons. He resides in Calhoun.

Member at Large

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Anne Kaiser

Anne Kaiser
75 5th Street NW, Suite 150
Atlanta, GA 30308
Work: (404) 506-2475
Company: GA Power
Home: Atlanta, GA


Kaiser is the founder and President of The 7thirty7 Group, an independent consulting firm focused on community and economic development issues and initiatives. Prior to founding The 7thirty7 Group, Kaiser was Vice President of Community and Economic Development for Georgia Power. In addition, she served as Vice President of Georgia Power’s Northwest Region and its Vice President of Sales. Prior to Georgia Power, Kaiser held senior marketing positions with KPMG, Westminster Schools of Atlanta and Alston & Bird.

Kaiser currently serves on the board of trustees of Agnes Scott College and is a trustee emeritus of Berry College. She is a past chair of the Dean’s Council of the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and, the REACH Foundation. In addition to her service in education, Kaiser is active in a number of for-profit and not-for-profit ventures including the board of the Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative, the Alliance Theatre and the Woodruff Arts Center. She is a graduate of the National Association of Corporate Director’s “Director’s College,” as well as Leadership Atlanta.

Kaiser earned a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from the University of Georgia and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of the Harvard Business School.

She and her husband, Mark, reside in Atlanta.

Member at Large

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Trey Sheppard

Howard Clifford (Trey) Sheppard, III (Chair)
Howard Sheppard, Inc.
P.O. Box 797
Sandersville, GA 31082
Phone 478.552.5127
Home: Sandersville, GA


Trey Sheppard is President of Howard Sheppard, Inc., a family owned trucking business located in Sandersville. He serves as the Vice Chairman of the Citizens Bank of the South and is also Past Chairman and current board member of the Georgia Southern University Athletic Foundation.

On the state level he serves on the Technical College System of Georgia State Board representing the 10th Congressional District and is a board member of the Georgia Motor Trucking Association. He is active in his local community serving on the Washington County Development Authority and is a member of the Sandersville Rotary Club.

Sheppard is a 2010 graduate of Leadership Georgia and in 2016 was selected to Georgia Trend’s 40 Under 40 Class and Georgia Southern University’s 40 Under 40 Class. Trey and his wife, Emily, have four children and live in Sandersville.

Member at Large

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Shirley Smith

Shirley Smith
Catoosa Citizens for Literacy and
The Catoosa Learning Center
36 Muscogee Trail
Ringgold, GA 30736
Phone: (706) 965.8275 Ext. 4
Home: Ringgold, GA


Mrs. Shirley Smith has been the executive director of Catoosa Citizens for Literacy, a certified community literacy program, since 1996.

Before working with literacy, she worked with a Pre-K program for eight years. She served five years on the Catoosa County Planning Commission, where she was elected chairman. Smith has been awarded the Ambassador of the Year and Citizen of the Year awards from the Catoosa County Chamber.

She was a recipient of the Liberty Bell Award in 2001 and the Georgia Press Award in 2007. Smith was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award for Catoosa County by the Fort Oglethorpe Kiwanis Club in 2010.

Smith and her late husband, Wesley, have three children and six grandchildren. She reside in Ringgold.

Member at Large

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Phil Sutton

Phil Sutton
Vice President/Chief Administrative Officer
Kubota Manufacturing of America
Kubota Industrial Equipment
2715 Ramsey Road
Gainesville, GA 30501
Phone: 678-989-5487


Phil Sutton is the Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for Kubota Manufacturing of America Corporation in Gainesville, Georgia and Kubota Industrial Equipment Corporation in Jefferson, Georgia. In this capacity, he is responsible for Human Resources, Training, Safety, Administration, Information Technology, Accounting & Finance and the Legal Departments as well as Government and Community Relations.

Phil is an active member of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce where he served as the Vice Chair of Economic Development, Chair of the Human Resources Council and he works as a member of the Workforce Development Task Force. He actively supports the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce as well.

Phil is a native of Indiana and a retired veteran of the United States Air Force where he served in various capacities in his 20 year career, including Law Enforcement Operations, Criminal Investigations, Antiterrorism, Training and Public Affairs.

Phil has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Education from Wayland Baptist University and a Master of Science in Public Administration Troy University in Alabama. Phil is also a graduate of the 187th Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Phil and his wife Sue live in Lula, GA. They have two sons, a daughter-in-law and two granddaughters.

Member at Large

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Tim Williams

Tim Williams
Greystone Power
P.O. Box 897
Douglasville, GA 30133
Phone: 770-370-2038
Home: Douglasville, GA


Williams is vice president of corporate and external affairs at GreyStone Power Corp. in Douglasville. He also serves as vice chairman of the board of directors of the GEMC Federal Credit Union in Tucker. He previously served as chairman of the Douglas County Public Education Trust and also as board chairman of the South Fulton Chamber of Commerce.

Williams earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama in 1982. He and his wife, Nancy, have two children. They reside in Douglasville.

David served as campaign chairman and president of United Way of Southeast Georgia. He is the Past President 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 daughters and four grandchildren.

David was appointed to the State Board by Governor Sonny Perdue in 2008.