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Governor Perdue Recommends Stancil to Lead GRTA

Tuesday, October 7, 2003  Contact: Office of Communications 404-651-7774


Announces Two Additional Appointments to the GRTA Board

Atlanta - Governor Sonny Perdue announced today his recommendation of Steve Stancil to serve as Executive Director of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) and welcomed Jim Ritchey's continued service as Deputy Executive Director.

"Steve Stancil is a proven leader who will champion the metro region's transportation objectives of reduced traffic on our roads, more transportation options for commuters, and improved air quality," said Governor Sonny Perdue. "Steve's leadership will encourage greater cooperation among metro Atlanta leaders, traffic and planning experts, and state officials to help us make the best possible transportation decisions."

During thirteen years in the State House of Representatives, 1988 - 2001, Stancil gained a wealth of experience in numerous policy areas including growth and development, transportation, and budgeting. He authored the first legislation to provide for the transfer of development rights to protect needed greenspace in fast-growing areas, and he also wrote the law creating the Lake Allatoona Preservation Authority. As a member of the State Planning and Community Affairs Committee, Stancil took part in drafting the Planning Act of 1989, Georgia's first-ever statewide planning legislation.

"Steve will join a talented and experienced team at GRTA. Jim Ritchey, who has served as the Acting Executive Director for the last ten months, will continue serving as Deputy Executive Director. I want to personally thank Jim and the entire GRTA team for their hard work during this interim period," Perdue said.

Governor Perdue also announced two appointments to the GRTA Board - Jeff Anderson of Cumming, GA and Narender Reddy of Lawrenceville, GA. Both will be sworn-in tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. in the Governor's Office. Stancil will be recommended to the GRTA Board tomorrow afternoon as Governor Perdue's choice for Executive Director during a 1:00 p.m. board meeting at GRTA headquarters.

Brief biographies are provided below.

Steven L. Stancil, 50, Canton, GA - Stancil is currently a real estate appraiser at Max Stancil Realty Company which he co-owns with his father. From 1988 - 2001, he was a member of the State House of Representatives serving the communities of Woodstock, Canton, Holly Springs, Waleska, and Ball Ground. In 1992, Stancil was elected House Republican Leader by his colleagues. He is a member of the Cherokee Board of Realtors, Georgia Association of Realtors and President of the Advisory Board at Reinhardt College. Stancil served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve as Staff Sergeant in 1977. He received an associate degree from Reinhardt College and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Georgia. Stancil has been awarded the "Legislative Service Award" on three different occasions by the Georgia Municipal Association and the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia. He and his wife, Cristal, have three sons.

Jeffrey J. Anderson, 47, Cumming, GA - Anderson is Vice President at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. He is a member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, a member of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association and a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Anderson received a Bachelor of Science in Planning and Management from the University of California, Davis and holds a Masters of Science in Systems Management from the University of Southern California. He and his wife, Sylvia, have four children.

Narender G. Reddy, 53, Lawrenceville, GA - Reddy is a co-founder and past director of Quantum National Bank, a founding member of Indian Professionals Network, the Georgia Indian American Chamber of Commerce and the American Telugu Association. He currently serves as the president of the Indian-American Forum for Political Education and a Trustee of the Hindu Temple of Atlanta in Riverdale. Reddy earned his undergraduate and law degrees from Osmania University in Hyderabad, India and also holds an MBA degree. He has two daughters.