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

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Deal appoints eight to boards

March 16, 2012

Mary E. Watkins, Georgia Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Watkins is the owner and president of Watkins Chiropractic in Gainesville. She currently sits as second vice president on the Georgia Chiropractic Association Board of Directors, serves on the Hall County Chamber of Commerce Board and will sit on the Rotary Club of Gainesville Board of Directors for the upcoming term. Watkins earned her undergraduate degree from Black Hawk College and her doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic. She and her husband, Jerry, have three children. They reside in Gainesville.

Willie C. Bolton, Board of Juvenile Justice
Bolton has been the warden and director of the Athens-Clarke County Department of Corrections for the past 18 years. He has been with the Athens-Clarke County Government for 39 years. He serves on the Athens Regional Medical Center Hospital Authority, Georgia Public Safety Training Center Advisory Board and the Boys Scouts of America Northeast Georgia Council. He is a member of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Association of Chiefs of Police, the Georgia Prison Wardens Association and the Georgia Peace Officers Association. Bolton earned a bachelor’s degree from Brenau University and a master’s degree from Clark Atlanta University. He and his wife have two children and two grandchildren. They reside in Athens.

Franklin D. Rozier, Jr., Board of Juvenile Justice
Rozier is the State Court judge in Pierce County and also maintains a private law practice in Blackshear. He has been an attorney for 35 years. He served as a judge advocate in the U.S. Army Reserve and retired as a lieutenant colonel. Rozier earned a bachelor’s degree in History from Mercer University and a law degree from the John Marshall School of Law in Atlanta. He resides in Blackshear.

Frank Keith Bonnell, Local Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor (Catoosa County District)
Bonnell is a property manager for Textile Management Associates in Dalton. He was formally a centerline superintendent for the power generation division of Williams Service Group. He is an active supporter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, United Way and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Bonnell attended Valdosta State University. He and his wife, Pam, have two children and one grandchild. They reside in Ringgold.

Gary E. Jones, Board of Commissioners of the Peace Officers Annuity Benefit Fund
Jones is the chief of police in Sardis. He has completed more than 3,000 hours of advanced and specialized law enforcement training. He and his wife, Charlotte, have two children. Jones also has two grown daughters and a grandson. They reside in Grovetown.

Brent E. Bracewell, Board of Public Health
Bracewell is the director of joint staff for the Georgia National Guard. He has over 25 years of active duty experience serving in Desert Storm, Bosnia and Iraq. He is a rated pilot and serves at the rank of colonel. Bracewell earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree from the Army War College. He and his wife, Jill, have six daughters. They reside in Sharpsburg.

William James (Jim) Seymour, State Workforce Investment Board
Seymour has worked with local governments in the coastal region coordinating services for the elderly, health care administration, contracts management and small business management. He and his wife, Jackie, started and have operated Interior Design Services in Brunswick for the last 27 years. Seymour has also served as president of the Exchange Club of Glynn County and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Exchange Club of Brunswick. He and his wife have one son. They reside in Brunswick.

James Roy Lovell, Local Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor (Rabun County District)
Lovell currently serves as the county marshal for Rabun County. Previously, he was employed with Burlington Industries. Lovell served two terms on the Tiger City Council and one term as the magistrate judge. He and his wife, Ann, have two children and one grandchild. They reside in Clayton.