Dean Alford

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C. Dean Alford
Born 1953-07-17
Atlanta, Georgia
Known for President and CEO of Allied Energy Services [1], American politician and businessman

Clarence "Dean" Alford (born July 17, 1953) is an American politician and businessman, a member of the Republican Party, a conservative, and a former member of the General Assembly in the U.S. state of Georgia. Alford is the president and chief executive officer of Allied Energy Services and spokesman of Power4Georgians, which seeks to develop several coal plants in Georgia. Alford is also the co-chair of the Pine 2 Energy Coalition.

Early life and education[edit]

Alford graduated from Walker High School, which has since been renamed McNair High School, in DeKalb County in 1971. He then attended Georgia Tech, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1976 and also served as the Chapter President of Beta Theta Pi (Gamma Eta Chapter).[citation needed]

Business career[edit]

Alford founded A&C Enercom in 1978. He has served as the president and CEO of Allied Energy Services since 2000.[1]

Legislative career[edit]

From 1983 until 1993, Alford was a five-term member of the General Assembly in Georgia. Alford represented the 57th district, post 3,[2] and served as chairman of the Energy Subcommittee, chairman of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority Oversight Committee, and as chairman of the DeKalb and Rockdale County Legislative Delegation.

Other political experience[edit]

  • Georgia Technology Authority: Alford was sworn in 1999 by Governor Roy Barnes as member of the Georgia Technology Authority (GTA) and served in this capacity until 2003. GTA is responsible for all aspects of technology procurement and policy for the State of Georgia.
  • Georgia State Board of Education: Served as a member from September 2003 to December 2006.
  • Governor's Education Finance Task Force: Appointed by Governor Sonny Perdue to Chair the Governor’s Education Finance Task Force. The Task Force has been charged with the task of developing a new funding formula for the K-12 system of Georgia.
  • Department of Technical and Adult Education: Appointed by Governor Sonny Perdue to serve on the board of directors in January 2007.