The creation of the new committee comes as the state continues to put measures into place to fight COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. As of Sunday morning, the virus had sickened more than 6,000 Georgians and killed 200 more.
"Comprised of talented individuals from the public and private sectors, I am confident this committee will ensure that our state remains prepared in the fight against COVID-19," Kemp said.
The members of the new committee are:
Bernice A. King, CEO of The King Center - Co-Chair
Leo Smith, Presidentof Engaged Futures Group, LLC - Co-Chair
Santiago Marquez, President and CEO of Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Representative Calvin Smyre, Dean of the Georgia House of Representatives
Leona Barr-Davenport, President and CEO of Atlanta Business League
Nancy Flake Johnson, President and CEO of Urban League of Greater Atlanta
Reverend Tim McDonald III, Pastor of First Iconium Baptist Church - Moreland Avenue
Pastor Reggie Joiner, CEO and Founder of Orange
Tres Hamilton, CEO of Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority
Natalie Keng, Founder and CEO of Chinese Southern Belle, LLC
Jasmine Crowe, Founder and CEO of Goodr, Inc.
Dr. Wayne S. Morris - Internal Medicine/Geriatrics
Laura Mathis, Executive Director of Middle Georgia Regional Commission
Rodney D. Bullard, Executive Director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation
Jacob Vallo, Senior Director of Transit Oriented Development and Real Estate for MARTA
Sunny Patel, Operations Manager of the Office of the Governor
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