YEO Policy Academies 2013 Retreat Program Book - Page 10

Trainers Trainers and speakers Policy Council Retreat: Keynote Speakers Roy Barnes Governor of the State of Georgia (1999-2003) Recognized by the American College of Trial Lawyers as one of the top trial attorneys in the nation, Roy E. Barnes’ love of law and his commitment to serving others have never wavered. A lifelong resident of Cobb County, Georgia, Governor Barnes received his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and graduated with honors from the Lumpkin School of Law at UGA. For over 30 years, he has tried civil and criminal cases throughout Georgia and in neighboring states. Governor Barnes has been a public servant nearly as long as he has been a lawyer. At age 26, he was elected the youngest member of the Georgia State Senate. He went on to serve a total of eight terms and was a member of the state’s appropriations, rules, and transportation committees. In 1998, Barnes was elected to serve as the 80th governor of the state of Georgia. During his term, he concentrated on education reform, health care reform, and remedies for urban growth and sprawl. He was defeated for reelection in large part because of his efforts to change the Georgia flag, a political decision for which he was honored with the 2003 John F. Kennedy Library Foundation Profile in Courage Award. Mark Glaze Mayors Against Illegal Guns Mark Glaze is the director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns and a principal at the Raben Group. Glaze brings more than 15 years of experience in politics, communications, and law to clients whose interests lie at the intersection of those fields. Before joining the Raben team, he led Glaze Strategic. His writing for clients has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Time, the Chicago Sun-Times, Roll Call, and many other journals. Glaze previously served as director of the Campaign Legal Center’s government ethics and public affairs programs and as assistant counsel and communications director at CLC. Prior to entering the non-profit world, Glaze practiced law at Clifford Chance Rogers & Wells. From 1993 to 1996, Glaze worked as an aide to Rep. David Skaggs (D-CO). He was an academic advisor to the 2005 Jimmy Carter-James Baker Commission on Federal Election Reform and served as an onair Democratic strategist for Logo-CBS News in 2006. Glaze is an honors graduate of the George Washington University Law School and Colorado College and is a Truman Foundation Scholar. -8-