James Mills was appointed to the Board by Governor Nathan Deal. He previously served as Chairman of the Board for FY 2018 and served for three consecutive one-year terms as Vice-Chairman. The former State Representative served nineteen years in the legislature representing the 25th district. He served as Secretary of the Rules Committee and was a member of the Appropriations, Banks and Banking, and the Ways and Means committees. He also served as Chairman of the Banks and Banking Committee. During his legislative service, Mr. Mills sponsored and assisted in passage of key legislation. His amendment placed “IN GOD WE TRUST” on the Georgia state flag. Mr. Mills passed “proof of citizenship when registering to vote” legislation and he shepherded through the House the bill calling for driver’s license tests to be given in English. Mr. Mills was named Christian Coalition Legislator of the Year in 2001. In 2007, he was named “Legislator of the Year” by the Georgia Retail Association and he received the “Outstanding American Award.” The same year he was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. He is the recipient of the “Pro-Life Hero” award from the Georgia Right to Life organization and in 2007 was named the Pro-Life Hero Legislator by the Justice Foundation. Mr. Mills was invited to the White House on two occasions as recognition for his tax cutting efforts as a state legislator. Three times he was named to the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Who’s Who in Finance.