ATLANTA – Two Henry County residents were named to state boards by Gov. Brian Kemp this week.

The two residents were among 17 appointees that were named to a variety of state boards and commissions on Wednesday. Many of Kemp’s appointees, including both from Henry County, will serve as the consumer members of their respective boards.

Yusuf Ali of Hampton was named to the Georgia Board of Athletic Trainers. Ali is the manager and vice president of American Logistics Inc. Ali will serve as the consumer member of the board.

The Georgia Board of Athletic Trainers is a four-member board consisting of two athletic trainers, a practicing physician and one consumer member. The members are appointed by Kemp to provide consumer protection and public health and welfare through the regulation of the profession.

The board processes license applications and receives, investigates and adjudicates complaints issued against licensed athletic trainers, according to the Georgia Secretary of State’s website.

In recent years, the board has met five times per year.

William “Bill” Herndon, a Presbyterian minister from Stockbridge, was named to the State Board of Hearing Aid Dealers and Dispensers. Herndon will serve as the consumer member of the board.

The Georgia Board of Hearing Aid Dealers and Dispensers is a seven-member board appointed by the governor. The board consists of four licensed, practicing hearing aid dispensers, a licensed medical doctor, a licensed audiologist and a consumer member.

The board reviews applications, administers examinations, licenses qualified applicants and dealerships and regulates the practice of licensees throughout the state. The board meets quarterly.

Government Reporter

A native of Hampton, Georgia, Joe Adgie has worked for the Valdosta Daily Times, Clayton News, Rockdale Citizen and Newton Citizen. Adgie joined the Henry Herald in April 2018.

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