Governor Nathan Deal - Georgia’s 82nd Governor (2011-2019)

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Deal names four to boards

March 18, 2011

Duncan Johnson, Board of Natural Resources

Johnson is the president of Johnson Motor Company Dealerships. He also serves  as the vice chairman of the Central Savannah River Area Alliance, a public sector, nonprofit planning and development agency that serves a 13-county and 41-city region in the eastern portion of central Georgia. He attended Augusta College (now Augusta State University). He and his wife, Lynda, reside in Augusta. They have two children and three grandchildren.

John Callaway, Georgia Agricultural Exposition Authority

Callaway is the owner and operator of Callaway Cattle Company, a cattle, hay and timber business. He is retired from the University of Georgia’s Cooperative Extension Service, where he worked for 29 years in Clarke and Haralson counties. Callaway is a past president of the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association and serves on the board of the Troup County Farm Bureau, as well as the Beef Cattle Committee of the Georgia Farm Bureau Federation. He is also the chairman of the same committee for the Georgia Farm Bureau Federation. Callaway earned a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture and an MBA from the University of Georgia. He and his wife, Marcia, live in Hogansville. They have one son.

Jody Whisenant, O.D., State Board of Optometry

Whisenant is a partner in Eye Care Associates, P.C., a comprehensive optometry practice. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, as well as a member and past president of both the Georgia Optometric Association and the 9th District Optometric Society. Whisenant attended Walla Walla College and Southern Missionary College before earning a Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern College of Optometry. He and his wife, Gayle, have three daughters and several grandchildren. They live in Gainesville.

Lynda Gudenrath, Georgia Music Hall of Fame Authority

Gudenrath is a lifelong resident of Georgia and has lived in both Macon and Atlanta. She owned and operated Lynda Usilton Interiors, a small business providing interior design products and services to both commercial and residential clients for more than 30 years. Gudenrath earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia. She and her husband, Allen, reside in Macon.