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Former U.S. attorney joins State Ethics Commission


kent alexanderSonny Perdue on Thursday named former U.S. attorney Kent Alexander, now general counsel at Emory University, to one of five seats on the State Ethics Commission.

Alexander’s appointment gives the commission a full membership as it prepares to name a new executive secretary to replace Rick Thompson, who steps down in a few weeks. The commission expects to interview finalists for the job at its Oct. 15 meeting.

Here’s Alexander’s biography, taken from the governor’s news release:

“Kent B. Alexander, 50, Atlanta – Alexander serves as senior vice president and general counsel of Emory University.  Prior to Emory, he was a partner with King & Spalding and served three years as United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia.  He serves on numerous boards and councils including the Georgia Building Authority, the State Properties Commission, the Corporate Counsel Section of the State Bar of Georgia Executive Committee, and the American Jewish Committee – Atlanta Chapter.  Alexander also serves on the advisory board and is a co-founder of Hands On Atlanta, Inc. and participates on various Emory boards and councils.  Alexander earned a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University and a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.  He and his wife, Diane, have two children.”





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