June 17, 2021
By Dawn M. Jones
To the Editor:
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I am writing to extend congratulations to Joel O. Wooten of Butler Wooten & Peak LLP in Columbus, on his recent election as the new chair of the Georgia Ports Authority.
All Georgians will benefit from Mr. Wooten’s leadership of the Ports Authority, which oversees the operations of Georgia’s deep-water ports in Savannah and Brunswick, along with inland barge operations in Bainbridge and Columbus. He has served on the authority’s board for eight years.
By accepting this appointment, Mr. Wooten, a past chair of the Georgia Board of Regents, demonstrates his continued commitment to serving the public. We wish him well in this new capacity of statewide leadership.
Dawn M. Jones
2020-21 President, State Bar of Georgia