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ATC Local Board of Directors
Member Biographies

R. MIXON ROBINSON, M.D. - Vice Chair

Representing Oconee County
1765 Old West Broad Street
Athens, GA 30606

Occupation: Orthopedic Surgeon, Athens Orthopedic Clinic

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University of Georgia, 1972
Doctor of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, 1976
Orthopedic Residency, Medical College of Georgia, 1981

Civic/Community Involvement:

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
American Orthopedics Society for Sports Medicine
Georgia Orthopedic Society
Crawford W. Long Medical Society
Affiliation with Athens Regional Medical Center
Affiliation with St. Mary's Hospital


Representing Elbert County
P.O. Box 159
Elberton, GA 30635

CEO/President of Star Granite Co. Inc
President of Bayco Bronze Inc.

2 years at the University of Georgia, Pre- Pharmacy

Civic/Community Involvement:
Elbert County Hospital Foundation, past board member
Elberton Granite Association Board of Trustees
Elbert County Chamber of Commerce
International Cemetery & Funeral Supply Association, past board member
Georgia Cemetery & Funeral Association, past board member
Natural Stone Council, present board member
Fortsonia Baptist Church, Chairman, Board of Deacons

Other Distinctions:
Elbert County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year 1989
Manufacturer of the Year 2010, State of Georgia Small Business Category

Representing Clarke County 174 PJ Roberts Road Athens, GA 30549

Occupation: Head of U.S. Industrial Operations, Merial, LLC.

Michele achieved a 25% productivity improvement increase in less than 12 months via introduction of business unit metrics and operational efficiency measures across business units. Subsequently, eliminated the need to import acid for the North American market that realized $1 million of operational savings.

She attained from 2001 – 2006 an outstanding safety record of 5 years without a lost time accident and 4 years without a recordable injury during tenure as plant manager due to initiating an ongoing behavioral-based safety program designed to increase individual internalization of safety values.

Michele collaborated with a biochemical development team to improve the productivity of a recombinant microorganism for the production of 1-phenylalanine that resulted in discovering a strain that doubled the productivity. Consequently, rendered the need to only run the manufacturing facility 6 months each year, thereby saving $8.2 million annually.

She achieved facility, quality systems and training improvements resulting in USDA lift of Veterinary Biologics hold on three product lines in less than twelve months bringing facility to new level of performance as indicated by final removal of USDA notice.

Michele collaborated with a biochemical development team to improve the productivity of a recombinant microorganism for the production of 1-phenylalanine that resulted in discovering a strain that doubled the productivity. Consequently, rendered the need to only run the manufacturing facility 6 months each year, thereby saving $8.2 million annually.

MBA (Global Management), University of Phoenix, Aiken, SC
BS (Chemical Engineering), Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
Certified ‘7 Habits for Managers’ Instructor


Representing Oglethorpe County
Post Office Box 710134
Maxeys, GA 30671

Retired Educator

Eupora High School, Eupora, MS, 1964
Delta State College, Cleveland, MS - B.S. in Education, 1968
Augusta State College, Augusta, GA - Master’s degree in School Counseling, 1999

Professional Memberships:
Delta Kappa Gamma Society International – Gamma Tau Chapter (Society for women educators)
Oglethorpe County Retired Educators Association
Georgia Retired Educators Association

Current Areas of Volunteer Service:
Active in the Crawford Church of Christ – teaches and serves on the Youth Committee
Serves as a mentor to a number of Oglethorpe County Middle School students
Team Captain for Friends of Scouting Campaign
Active in Maxeys Community Club
Charter member of the Maxeys Woman’s Club since 1985 – currently serving as Secretary and on the state Protocol Committee.
Serves on Community Day Committee (fund raiser for scholarships for Oglethorpe County college students) has served on this committee since it began in 2002.
Collects money in the community for The American Heart Association.

Past Areas of Volunteer Service:
Served on Maxeys City Council
Served on Oglethorpe County Senior Citizens Advisory Board. Also served as Treasurer and was active in the Meals on Wheels Program.
Served on Oglethorpe County Library Board and the Athens Regional Library Board.
Volunteer for American Cancer Society in Oglethorpe County.
Served on Oglethorpe County Tax Equalization Committee.
Supervised the Adult Mentoring Program in Oglethorpe County Elementary and Primary Schools. Also recruited new mentors and served as the liaison between the mentors and school administrators.
Served as President and Treasurer of Maxeys Woman’s Club.
Served as First Vice-President, President-Elect, and President of 10th District, Georgia Federation of Woman’s Clubs. Also served on a number of state committees.

Vocational Achievement and Community Service Award presented by Oglethorpe County Rotary Club in 1998.
Community Service Award presented by Concerned Men of Oglethorpe County in 2000.
2003 Jean Harris Award presented by Oglethorpe County Rotary Club in recognition of volunteer efforts for Oglethorpe County and its communities.
The Mary Ann Crawford Leadership and Service Award presented by Oglethorpe County Family Connection in 2011.


Representing Madison County
202 Fowler Freeman Road
Danielsville, GA 30633

Owner/Operator Still Water Farm, Danielsville, GA since 1987
Seaboard Farms of Athens, Breeder Department and Hatchery Manager and Breeder Flock Supervisor
UGA Cooperative Extension Service, County Extension Agent, Walker County, GA

BS Agronomy 1983, University of Georgia

Community and Leadership
Member and song leader Moriah Primitive Baptist Church, Colbert, GA
USDA Farm Service Agency County Committee Member, Banks, Jackson, Madison
Broad River Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor, Madison County
Georgia Grazing Lands Conservation Coalition, Chairman
Madison County Agricultural Education Center, Board Chairman
Madison County Farm Bureau, Director and Past President
Madison County Young Farmers Association, President
Madison County Cattlemen?s Association, member, past president, past treasurer
2009 Governor's Environmental Stewardship in Agriculture


Representing Wilkes County
P.O. Box 808
264 Drinkard Drive
Washington, GA 30673

Hexcel Corporation

Bachelor of Science/Industrial
Engineering, Clemson University

Civic/Community Involvement:
Board of Directors, Athens Technical College
Member of Jaycees for 5 years, served as President and State Vice President
Served on Community Fund Board for 15 years, President three terms
Served on Chamber of Commerce Board for 9 years, President 3 terms
Member of Kiwanis for 20 years, Board for two terms
Served on Hospital Foundation Board for 10 years, President one term
Served on Little League Board for 12 years, President for three terms
Served on Boy Scout Board for Council Area
Served as Leader of Cub Scout Pack, Webelos Leader, and Scout Troop Leader
Served on Board of Country Club for 10 years, President for two terms


Representing Hart County
306 Athens Street
Hartwell, GA 30643

Retired President, Gip's Manufacturing

B.S., Industrial Management, Clemson University, 1968

Civic/Community Involvement:
Served on Hart County Hospital Authority since 1988
Member of Hartwell Kiwanis since 1968 and past president
Member and Elder of First Presbyterian Church of Hartwell
Served as Trustee to Hartwell Elementary School between 1985 - 2000

Biography currently not available.


Representing Walton County
802 East Spring Street
Monroe, GA 30655

Vice President of Precision Planning, Inc.

B.S. Civil Engineering
Southern College of Technology, 1995

Professional Engineer, Georgia #29624

Civic Involvement:
Chairman, Walton County Chamber of Commerce (2011- 2012)
Walton County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (2007-Present)
Walton Regional Medical Center Advisory Board (2009-Present)
Board of Directors, Communities in Schools Walton County (2010-Present)
President, Bethlehem Christian Academy Athletic Booster Club (2007-Present)
Director, BCA Youth Athletic Program (2010- Present)
Walton County Little League Board (2010-2011)
Youth Football, Basketball and Baseball Coach (2002-Present)

Georgia Society of Professional Engineers
Georgia Association of Water Professionals
Georgia Rural Water Association