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Deal appoints three to Georgia Forestry Commission

Georgia Farm Bureau

On Jan. 26, Gov. Nathan Deal appointed James L. “Jimmy” Allen, Sandie Sparks and Larry Spillers to the Georgia Forestry Commission

Allen, who was reappointed, is a former professional golfer and a founder of Allen Pritchett & Bassett LLP. He is also a co-owner of Pike Creek Turf, a turfgrass production and installation company and is a member of the Georgia Forestry Association. Allen earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Valdosta State University. 

 Sparks is the sales manager for Sparks Lumber Company and oversees log procurement. She is a former chair of the Southeastern Lumber Manufacturer’s Association. Sparks is also a member of the Georgia Forestry Association and the Forest Landowners Association.

Spillers, who was reappointed, is the Georgia operations manager of Jordan Forest Products. He sits on the board of directors for the Georgia Forestry Association. Spillers is a former chairman of the Georgia Sustainable Forestry Initiative Implementation Committee.