210 Deerhill Drive
Bogart, GA 30622
Professional experience: Director of information systems at UGA’s Office of Research (retired); Founding Co-Director, UGA Research Computing Center (2004-2010); Director, UGA Office of Research Services (2003-2012); Career of 30 years in the private sector in the IT industry in sales, marketing, support and entrepreneur; IT Manager, Emory University (2001-2003); Owner, IT Consulting Company, ITMF (2000-2003); Account Executive, IT Start-up companies (1997-2000); Account Executive, US federal contractor, civilian agencies, Washington, DC (1991-1997); Marketing and Support Manager, US defense contractor, US Forces–Europe (1986-1991); Account Executive, US defense contractor, Southeastern US (1984-1986); Account Executive, National Accounts, Atlanta (1977-1984); Systems Analyst, National Accounts, Birmingham & Atlanta (1970-1977)
Civic and Community Service: Board Member, Advantage Behavioral Health System (current); Founding Director, Treasurer of Athens Farmers Market, LLC (non-profit) (2007-2014); Past Treasurer, Oconee Presbyterian Church; Founding Member and Elder, Oconee Presbyterian Church; Secretary, Board of Directors, Deerfield Neighbor Association (2010-present); Member, Board of Directors, Frankfurt International School, Frankfurt, Germany (1987-1991); President, Morningside-Lenox Park (neighborhood) Association, Atlanta (1978-1981); Member, Atlanta Neighborhood Planning Unit-F (1977-1986)
Government Experience: ACC Mayor Pro Tempore (2019); ACC Commissioner (2013-present); Government Operations Committee; Chair, Legislative Review Committee (2017-2018); Liaison, Ben Epps Airport Authority; Liaison, Greenway Commission; Member, ACC Planning Commission (2003-2012); Member, ACC SPLOST 2011 Citizens Advisory Committee (2010-2011); Member, ACC 2008 Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee--Economic Development Subcommittee (2007-2008)
Athens-Clarke County Unified Government Committee Service: 2017 Mayor Pro Tem, Legislative Review Committee, Audit Committee, Clarke County School District SPLOST Citizens Oversight Committee, Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful, Downtown Master Plan Implementation Committee Previous: Audit Committee Chair, Oconee Rivers Water Trail, Community Tree Council.
Education: Attended Wichita High School West (’66), Wichita State University and the University of Alabama (B.S. 1970)
Personal: Married Farol in 1968. Raised two children, Jason and Noel. Jason (Berklee College of Music, ’94) is a local pop music writer, performer, song writer, producer, engineer, member of the band Pylon Re-enactment Society: Leader, Casper and the Cookies and married to fellow musician and artist, Kay Stanton. Jerry’s and Farol’s daughter, Noel (UGA, 2000, Medical College of Georgia, 2004, University of Tennessee, 2010), is a Nurse Practitioner, raising three children with her husband, Craig Lawson, in Chattanooga.
His initial term began January 2, 2013.