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

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Deal appoints nine to boards

January 18, 2013

Stephan F. Holcomb, Georgia Board of Dentistry (reappointment)

Holcomb has been in private, general practice since 1974. He practiced in Warner Robins for 34 years and is currently practicing at Dental Associates of Middle Georgia in Byron. He serves as chair of the Robins Regional Military Affairs Committee and the Joint Commission on National Dental Exams. Holcomb also serves as a medical forensic examiner for the Georgia Crime Lab. He served as president of the Central District Dental Society, the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Southern Regional Testing Agency, and as chair of the Warner Robbins Cancer Society. He received the Honorable Fellow Award from the Georgia Dental Association and the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Medical College of Georgia. Holcomb received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a dental degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He and his wife, Robin, have four children and five grandchildren. They reside in Kathleen.   
Teresa A. MacCartney, Board of Directors of the Georgia Lottery Corp.
MacCartney was appointed as chief financial officer and director of the Office of Planning and Budget by Gov. Deal in October. She currently serves on the Georgia State Road and Tollway Authority, the Employees Benefits Plan Council, and as secretary of the board of the OneGeorgia Authority. MacCartney earned a bachelor's degree in Science and a master's degree in Public Administration from Georgia Southern University. She and her husband, Andrew, have two children. They reside in Marietta.
Joseph M. Terrell Sr., Board of Public Safety
Terrell is the sheriff of Habersham County, elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2012. Prior to his election, he served as a deputy for Habersham County for 13 years. Terrell serves on North Georgia Technical College’s Criminal Justice Advisory Board. He and his wife, Darlene, have two children. They reside in Clarkesville. 
Jessie I. Pennington, Board of Public Safety (reappointment)
Pennington is the chief of police for Thunderbolt. Prior to this, she served as a major for the Chatham Metropolitan Police Department. Pennington worked for more than 37 years in law enforcement. She is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the 168th Session and Session 19A of the Georgia Law Enforcement Academy. Pennington earned a bachelor’s degree from Columbus University and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Command College. She and her husband, Frank, have two children and one grandchild. They reside in Savannah.
Moses Ector, Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission
Ector retired from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation after 34 years of credible service in November 2001. Also in 2001, he retired from the DeKalb Police Department, where he was the homeland security director. He now serves the citizens of his hometown, Hogansville, as the chief of police. Ector earned a bachelor’s degree from Brenau College and a master’s degree from Troy State University. He and his wife, Claretha, have two children and three grandchildren. They reside in Hogansville. 
Josh N. Bonner, Georgia Real Estate Commission
Bonner is the chief executive officer of Southeast Properties, Inc. in Fayetteville. He was also commissioned in the U.S. Army and served active duty as a military intelligence officer. After leaving active duty, Bonner transitioned to the Army Reserves where he has served multiple tours in Operation Enduring Freedom as well as Operation New Dawn. He received his bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Georgia. Bonner and his wife, Michelle, have three children. They reside in Fayetteville. 
Richard L. Hyde, Judicial Qualifications Commission
Hyde is currently employed by the law firm of Balch and Bingham and the Georgia Judicial Qualifications Commission, as chief investigator. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgia State University. Hyde has two sons, and he resides in Atlanta. 
Clint G. Bearden, Lake Lanier Islands Development Authority
Bearden is an attorney with the law office of David Ralston in Blue Ridge. He currently serves as a board member of the Dawson County Development Authority, the Dawson County Library Board of Trustees and as legal counsel to several local nonprofit organizations. Bearden earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and a law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law. He and his wife, Janey, have one son. They reside in Dawsonville. 
Johnny Grant, Central State Hospital Local Redevelopment Authority
Grant recently retired from the Georgia General Assembly where he served four terms representing the 25th Senate district. He is vice chairman of the Exchange Bank Board of Directors in Milledgeville and he is on the boards of several volunteer organizations in the Middle Georgia area. Grant has been associated with his family’s retail jewelry business in Milledgeville and Sandersville for more than 40 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech as well as a master’s degree in Public Administration from Georgia College. Grant and his wife, Carol, have three grown children. They reside in Milledgeville.