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Governor appoints Clyde Reese as DCH Commissioner

Press Release:

ATLANTA, GA – Governor Sonny Perdue today announced that Clyde Reese, General Counsel for the Department of Community Health (DCH), is his choice to succeed Dr. Rhonda Medows as Commissioner of DCH.

"Clyde has demonstrated his talent and commitment to Georgia's citizens during his career with the state," said Governor Perdue. "I am deeply grateful for Dr. Medows' leadership as we transformed the state's delivery of health services. I am confident Clyde will successfully guide the Department as it administers critical health programs such as Medicaid, Peachcare and the State Health Benefit Plan."

Reese began his second tenure at DCH as General Counsel in March of 2008. Before that, he served as the Executive Director of the Division of Health Planning. In this role, Reese was in charge of the administration of the Georgia Certificate of Need program. Reese practiced health care regulatory law in the private sector from 2003 to2007. He also has previous experience as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Georgia.

"I am honored to accept this position and finish the drill for Governor Perdue in this area of state service," Reese said.

Reese has an undergraduate degree in World History from Georgia State University and a Juris Doctor degree from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in Macon.

Source: Office of Governor Perdue

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