ABOUT

About Zell Miller

 

Zell Miller began his career as a history professor at Young Harris College. He served as Mayor of Young Harris from 1959-1960 and as a Georgia State Senator from 1961- 1964. Miller was elected Lieutenant Governor in 1974 and served from 1975-1991. He is currently the longest serving Lieutenant Governor in Georgia history having served 16 years.

Miller served as the 79th Governor of Georgia from 1991-1999. While a candidate for Governor in 1990, Miller developed a plan to create a statewide lottery exclusively for the purpose of funding education initiatives. As Governor, he created the HOPE Scholarship and Georgia’s Voluntary Prekindergarten program.

Today, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has raised more than $20 billion to fund the HOPE Scholarship and Georgia Pre-K. This money has allowed more than 1.8 million students to go to college in Georgia on HOPE Scholarships, and more than 1.6 million four-year old children to begin their education early.

In 2000, Miller was appointed to the United States Senate by Governor Roy Barnes to fill an unexpected vacancy created by the death of Senator Paul Coverdell and was later elected to serve the remaining four years of that term. He chose not to seek reelection and retired from the U.S. Senate in January 2005.

STAFF

BRYAN MILLER

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

LORI MCCLURE

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

RACHEL RAMSEY

SPECIAL ASSISTANT

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

BRYAN MILLER,

Executive Chairman,

CHRIS CUMMISKEY,

Executive Vice President,

DONALD M. LEEBERN, JR.,

Chairman,

SHIRLEY MILLER,

Former First Lady of Georgia

WILLIAM R. PHINNEY,

Executive Vice President (Retired),

Board of Advisors

Annalee Ashley

Chief of Staff and External Relations
Georgia Southern University

Casey Aultman

Executive Director, Government and Community Relations
University System of Georgia

Thurbert Baker

Partner
Denton US LLP

Clint Bearden

Superior Court Judge
Northeastern Judicial Circuit

Kristin Bernhard

Senior Vice President, Advocacy and Policy
Ounce of Prevention Fund

Anne Brody

Policy Analyst
Southern Office of the Council of State Governments

Donavan Eason

Associate
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

Dr. Jimmy Elder

Senior Pastor
First Baptist Church, Columbus

Lori Geary

President
Lori Geary Media

Chris Green

Assistant Vice President, External Relations
Georgia Student Finance Commission

Dr. Todd Groce

President and Chief Executive Officer
Georgia Historical Society

Marshall Guest

Vice President, Business Climate
Metro Atlanta Chamber

Ed Helton

Assistant Vice President, Leadership Development
Columbus State University

Dominique Holloman

Chief of Staff
State Representative William Boddie

Hank Huckaby

Former Chancellor
University System of Georgia

Jamie Jordan

Director of Programs and Business Services
Technical College System of Georgia

Tom Lewis

Senior Advisor to the President
Georgia State University

Tyler Mashburn

Legislative Liaison
Administrative Office of the Courts of Georgia

Brad Mock

Deputy Director of Government Affairs
Georgia Association of REALTORS

Jenna Saxon

Government Relations Representative
Georgia EMC

Dene Sheheane

Vice President, Government and Community Relations
Georgia Institute of Technology

Taylor Sills

Director of Public Affairs
Georgia Cotton Commission

Nick Smith

Director of Policy and External Affairs Office of Attorney General Chris Carr

Calvin Smyre

State Representative
Retired Executive Vice President
Synovus

John Stacy

President
Election Resources

Bill Stevens

Chief Executive Officer
Stone Mountain Memorial Association

Eric Tanenblatt

Principal
Dentons US LLP

Lauren Tumlin

Public Relations and Marketing Manager
Northeast Georgia Health System

Dr. Drew Van Horn

President
Young Harris College