GUY NAMED ALABAMA CONSERVATION COMMISSIONER
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has appointed N. Gunter Guy Jr. as commissioner of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
|N. Gunter Guy Jr.|
Guy, an avid hunter and angler, is a native of Alabama and lives on a family farm near Pintlala. "I am honored to have been selected by Governor Bentley for this position," he said. "I have a lifelong love of the outdoors and am looking forward to overseeing the agency that is responsible for managing much of Alabama's natural resources."
Guy is a graduate of Auburn University and the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. Most recently, he practiced law with the firm of Ball, Ball, Mathews & Novak, P.A. in Montgomery.
One priority Guy will have is helping fulfill Gov. Bentley's directive to state agencies to create jobs. Rebuilding the hotel and convention center at Gulf State Park will be a priority. "We need to get a first class facility built on the Gulf Coast so that in-state and out-of-state groups will have a place to meet in Alabama," Guy said.
Guy is married to the former Patsy Lynn Wright of Montgomery. They have two children: Catherine, who attends Auburn University, and Ashley, a student at Hooper Academy.