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2015 – The State Board
of Education last week selected a new slate of officers. Mike Royal (7th
Congressional District) will serve as chair and Lisa Kinnemore (4th
Congressional District) will serve as vice chair.
forward to working with Mike and Lisa to expand opportunities, improve outcomes
and personalize education for Georgia’s students,” State School Superintendent
Richard Woods said. “In the time I have worked with them as members of the
State Board of Education, they have proven themselves to be individuals who
have our kids’ best interests at heart.”
Mike Royal is
the founder and president of Partners Risk Services, an insurance and risk
management firm. Royal is a past chairman of the Gwinnett County Zoning Board
of Appeals, a board member for the Governor’s Office of Consumer Protection, a
member of the governmental affairs committee of the National Association of
State Boards of Education (NASBE), a previous chairman of government affairs
for the Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia, and an active member of the
Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. He holds a B.B.A. in finance with an emphasis in
risk management and insurance from Georgia Southern University, along with a
Certified Insurance Counselors Designation. Royal is a graduate of Brookwood
High School in Gwinnett County and lives in Lawrenceville with his wife, Lori,
and three daughters.
"It is a
huge honor and even greater responsibility to serve as chairman of this
board," Royal said. "I look forward to continuing the work with all
of our partners to improve and increase educational opportunities for kids in
the state of Georgia."
is a lifelong resident of DeKalb County and a graduate of Chamblee High School
and Georgia State University. She has experience in sales and account
management, and home-educated two of her sons for 15 years. Kinnemore was a
member of the N.E. Independent Preparatory Academy board for five years, an
experience that provided her with insight on sound educational and financial
management. She lives with her husband, Garry, in Stone Mountain.
me great pleasure to serve the students, teachers and administrators across the
state of Georgia," Kinnemore said. "As vice chair, I will continue to
focus on quality education and improving outcomes for Georgia's students."
slate of officers will serve for two years.