EXPERIENCE

• Commissioner of Labor since 2011

• Created the Regional Coordinator Program in 2011 and the Business Service Unit in 2013 to foster mutually beneficial relationships with employers and economic developers

• Created Special Workforce Assistance Team for the unemployed and underemployed

• Developed GeorgiaBEST program to certify high school students as work ready and to teach those students the importance of soft skills

• Created the Customized Recruitment program that brings job seekers and new companies locating to Georgia together for faster startups

• The Department of Labor has won the Georgia Technology Innovation Showcase Award six out of the last seven years

• Member of Georgia General Assembly, House District 18 for the past eight years

• Former Chairman, House Appropriations Human Resources Sub-Committee

• BS, Public Administration, Auburn University

• Helped run his family’s small business for 20 years