Christopher Nunn appointed Commissioner of DOAS

On March 17, 2017, Governor Deal announced the appointment of Christopher Nunn as the Commissioner of the Department of Administrative Services (DOAS) effective April 1.   Commissioner Nunn has served as the Deputy Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) since September 2015.  Before joining state government, Nunn ran a mid-sized, Atlanta-based professional services firm and spent many years as a management consultant focused on strategic planning, leadership development and process improvement.  His leadership at the DCA was instrumental in a variety of initiatives including team development and program sustainability.

Commissioner Nunn earned his bachelor’s degree from Emory University and a master’s degree from the University of St. Andrews. He is a native of Perry Georgia and currently lives in Atlanta with his wife Nancy and their two children.

Big news that we missed posting!

Big news that we missed posting: Mr. Steve Wrigley was named 13th chancellor of the University System of Georgia by the Board of Regents, beginning January 1, 2017. Chancellor Wrigley has been in state government for many years in several key positions. He was Governor Zell Miller’s chief of staff and worked on the creation of the state lottery and Georgia’s successful HOPE scholarship program.  He served as the senior vice president for external affairs as well as the vice president for government relations for the University of Georgia.  His last position was as the Director of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government.

Wrigley earned his undergraduate degree from Georgia State University and his doctorate in history from Northwestern University.  He and his wife Lynne, have two children and reside in Atlanta and Oconee County.

Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black is Georgia Trend’s 2017 Georgian of the Year

“I believe the land and products of the land are actually a magnet to the soul,” says Georgia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black.

Commissioner Gary Black’s commitment to Georgia’s agriculture business has been phenomenal. Now in his second term as the state’s agriculture commissioner, Black is Georgia Trend’s 2017 Georgian of the Year.

“As agribusiness continues to be Georgia’s largest industry, Commissioner Black’s steadfast leadership has been essential to maintaining Georgia’s position as the No. 1 state in which to do business,” stated Gov. Nathan Deal.

Black firmly believes that healthy agriculture is the key to assuring a healthy economy for Georgia. He and his team have constantly worked to revamp the Georgia Grown program, an economic development effort that promotes locally grown products and assists agribusinesses, has united producers, processors, retailers and consumers statewide. The program initiatives emphasize the importance of agriculture related-jobs and the many contributions of farmers and ranchers to the industry’s success.

Georgia departments of agriculture, education, and public health are developing a 2020 Vision Program which aims to have all schools breakfast and lunch menus consist of 20 percent Georgia Grown products. Black looks forward to the long-term benefits of the program, and is positive that it will help improve academics, arts, and athletics within the community.

Join us in congratulating Commissioner Black for his steadfast leadership to the citizens of Georgia and this well deserved honor.