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

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Deal appoints five to boards

November 17, 2017

June Wood, Georgia Board of Corrections
Wood is the chair of the Henry County Board of Commissioners. She sits on the Atlanta Regional Commission Governance Committee and the board of the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District. Wood retired as an external affairs manager for Georgia Power Metro South. She is a former chair of both Southern Crescent Technical College and the Henry County Chamber of Commerce. Wood previously sat on the boards of directors for Piedmont Henry Hospital and Communities In Schools of Henry County. She also served as an advisory board member for the United Way of Henry County. Wood earned a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She and her husband, Michael, have two children and six grandchildren. They live in McDonough.

Ember Bishop Bentley, Georgia Forestry Commission
Bentley is the executive director of the Georgia Forestry Foundation. She was previously the deputy commissioner for international relations for the Georgia Department of Economic Development. Bentley sits on the boards of the Atlanta Sister Cities Commission and the Academy for Classical Education in Macon. She is a member of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce Rural Prosperity Council and the Protocol and Diplomacy International Protocol Officers Association. Bentley is a graduate of Leadership Georgia, Protocol Partners and the Georgia Academy for Economic Development. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Shorter University. Bentley and her husband, Will, reside in Macon.

Daniel Massey, Georgia Superior Court Clerks Cooperative Authority (reappointment)
Massey retired as the clerk of the Superior Court for Chatham County after 12 years. He served a total of 30 years within the Chatham County court system including experience as the clerk in the probate court, state court and recorder’s court. Massey was named "Clerk of the Year" for the First Judicial District of Georgia four times and received the Judge Edward Hester Award from the Savannah Bar Association. He also received the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council and was named the 2016 “Employer of the Year” by the Service Providers Association for Developmental Disabilities. Massey is a graduate of Leadership Savannah. He earned a bachelor's degree from Armstrong State University and a master’s degree from Central Michigan University. Massey and his wife, Carole, have two children and two grandchildren. They live in Savannah.

James C. “Jim” Weidner, Georgia Superior Court Clerks Cooperative Authority (reappointment)
Weidner is a partner and managing member of the law firm Oliver & Weidner, LLC. He sits on the board of trustees for Tallulah Falls School and serves as board secretary. Weidner is a member of the Habersham County Chamber of Commerce and the White County Chamber of Commerce. He is an organizing director of Southern Bank & Trust in Clarkesville and serves as the secretary of its parent corporation, Southern Bancorp. Weidner is a former board chairman of the United Way of Habersham County. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a law degree from Georgia State University. Weidner and his wife, Susan, have four children and reside in Clarkesville.

Edgar V. “Vince” Clark, State Board of Examiners for Speech, Language, Pathology and Audiology
Clark is the director of dysphagia diagnostics for Integra Rehabilitation. He has 18 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist and has worked in a variety of medical settings with a concentration on swallowing disorders. Clark is a former president of the Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association and was named the organization’s “Clinician of the Year” in 2008. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Valdosta State University. Clark lives in Glenwood.