Thursday, February 28, 2008

New Appointments to the Georgia Council for the Arts

William “Bill” S. Adler, 49, Alpharetta, Sixth Congressional District Representative — Adler is the founder and chief executive officer of CyberScrub LLC. He has been a professional photographer for the past twenty-eight years and served as the official photographer to the Republican National Convention in 1996 and 2000. Adler earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. He and his wife, Brenda, have two children.

Elizabeth “Connie” G. Averitt, 70, Statesboro, Twelfth Congressional District Representative — Averitt serves as a board member on the David H. Averitt Center for the Arts in Statesboro. She is a member of the grant committee of the Hospital Authority of Bulloch County. In 1988, Averitt founded the Georgia Southern Botanical Garden and is currently a member of the board. She also founded the Bulloch Academy in 1971 and Joseph’s Home for Boys in 1981. Averitt earned a bachelor’s degree from Converse College. She survives her husband, Hal, and has three grown children and eight grandchildren.

Betty Anne Bell, 73, Atlanta, Fourth Congressional District Representative — Bell is retired after performing as a singer and serving as a teacher in the Atlanta School System. She served as the soloist for Southern Charm Ltd., and has sung for numerous presidents, governors, and foreign dignitaries. She served as president of the Atlanta Music Club, and as a board member of the Atlanta Repertory Opera Company, Atlanta Children’s Civic Theater, Southern Ballet Company and the Woodruff Arts Center. Bell earned a bachelor’s degree from Berry College. She and her husband, Bob, have two grown children and six grandchildren.

Warren J. King, 62, Dawsonville, Ninth Congressional District Representative — King is a retired executive with Amoco Corporation and British Petroleum. Most recently, he was the chief executive officer of ARCO Polypropylene Company. King is the president and chairman of the Dawson County Arts Council and the Bowen Center for the Arts in Dawsonville. He is also the president of his local rotary club and the chairman of the Dawson County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board to the Dawson County Board of Commissioners. King earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s degree from Northwestern University. He and his wife, Nancy, have three grown children and one grandson.

M. Marie Nygren, 48, Chattahoochee Hills, Thirteenth Congressional District Representative — Nygren is the owner of Serenbe Development Corporation and The Inn at Serenbe. She serves on the governing board of Woodward Academy. She has served on board of Zoo Atlanta and has directed the summer program of Emmaus House. Nygren attended Florida State University and Georgia State University. She and her husband, Steve, have three children.

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