Three people with ties to Hall County have been named to new terms on the Technical College System of Georgia Board of Directors.
They are Doug Carter of Gainesville and Dinah Wayne of Flowery Branch and Phil Sutton, vice president and chief administrative officer for Kubota Manufacturing of America in Gainesville and Kubota Industrial Equipment in Jefferson.
The appointments were made by Gov. Nathan Deal. Four others from the area were named to other state boards and agencies. They are Gilbert Barrett of Demorest; Forsyth County Sheriff Ron Freeman; John Delzell, Jr., Gainesville; and Hal Henderson, Flowery Branch.
Here is more, as provided by Gov. Deal's office, about each of them and the boards on which they will be serving:
*Gilbert Barrett, Board of Community Affairs (reappointment)
Barrett operates a beef and poultry farm and serves as the president and CEO of Farmers Exchange. He sits on the boards of the Habersham County Farm Bureau and North Georgia Technical College. Barrett is also a soil and water supervisor with the Upper Chattahoochee River Soil and Water District. He attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Barrett and his wife, Donna, have three children and reside in Demorest.
*Ron H. Freeman, Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
Freeman is the sheriff of Forsyth County and has more than three decades of law enforcement experience. He was previously the deputy chief of police for the Brookhaven Police Department. Freeman is a former president and a member of the Georgia FBI National Academy Associates. He sits on the advisory board for CASA of Forsyth County, the board of directors for Lanier Extended Area Drivers Education Resource and the public safety advisory boards for Lanier Technical College and Reinhardt University. Freeman previously sat on the board of directors of the Georgia Law Enforcement Executive Development Association. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association, the National Sheriffs’ Association and the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. Freeman earned a bachelor’s degree in Organizational and Public Safety Leadership and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Reinhardt University. He and his wife, Dana, have two children and reside in Cumming.
*John E. Delzell Jr., M.D., MSPH, Georgia Board for Physicians Workforce
Delzell is the vice president for Medical Education and the designated institutional officer for the Northeast Georgia Health System. He is a board-certified family physician, a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a member of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. Delzell previously served as chairman of the admissions committee at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University and as chairman of the admissions committee at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University, as well as a master’s degree in Public Health and a medical degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia. Delzell and his wife, Dr. Heidi Chumley, have five children and live in Gainesville.
*Hal Henderson, State Board of Pharmacy
Henderson is a strategic account executive for Omnicare. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from Mercer University. Henderson and his wife, Debi, have four children and four grandchildren. They reside in Flowery Branch.
*Douglas Carter, Technical College System of Georgia Board (reappointment)
Carter is the president of Don Carter Realty Co. He is the chairman of the Planning and Appeals Board of the City of Gainesville and a former chairman of Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. Carter is a member of the Economic Development Council of Hall County, the Redevelopment Authority of Gainesville and the Rotary Club of Gainesville. He is also a former chairman of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Georgia, the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, the North Georgia Community Foundation and the Quinlan Visual Arts Center. Carter earned a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University. He and his wife, Sandy, have one child and live in Gainesville.
*Phil Sutton, Technical College System of Georgia Board (reappointment)
Sutton is the vice president and chief administrative officer for Kubota Manufacturing of America in Gainesville and Kubota Industrial Equipment in Jefferson. He previously served for 20 years in the U.S. Air Force. Sutton is a graduate of the 187th session of the FBI National Academy. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Wayland Baptist University and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Troy University. He and his wife, Sue, have two children and two grandchildren.
*Dinah C. Wayne, Technical College System of Georgia (reappointment)
Wayne led the effort to rehabilitate the historic Flowery Branch Depot with the help of others. She also led efforts to ratify the Historic Preservation Ordinance and to obtain the city’s Better Hometown Community designation, of which she served as director. Wayne sits on the boards of the Lanier Technical College Foundation, Flowery Branch Better Hometown, Inc.and Friends of the Depot, Inc. She is also a member of the Flowery Branch Historic Preservation Commission, the Flowery Branch Homemakers Club, and Flowery Branch United Methodist Church. Wayne is a graduate of Gainesville College and Brenau University. She and her husband, Alan, have two children and six grandchildren. They reside in Flowery Branch.
In all last week, Deal named 33 people to state boards and agencies.