Gov. Robert Bentley makes 9 appointments this week


This is the first of a regular column on Alabama Today listing Gov. Robert Bentley’s recent appointments and most current list of vacancies for boards and commissions.

Before we get into the most recent appointments I wanted to start by introducing the appointments process and staff.

The current staff includes Lyndsey Stewart as the director of appointments and Will Edwards as the assistant director of appointments and scheduling.

According to her LinkedIn profile, Stewart, a 2004 graduate of the University of Alabama, joined the governor’s office in September 2013 as his director of appointments.

Prior to that she worked for two years as governmental affairs coordinator at Maynard, Cooper & Gale P.C. and has more than five years professional experience before then.

According to the list of vacancies, “The Appointments Office supports the Governor in meeting his major obligation to appoint qualified, representative and appropriate people to positions on regulatory and licensing boards and commissions, university trustees, advisory boards and task forces. We are continually looking for qualified candidates to serve on 450+ boards and commissions that oversee a large variety of industries and make decisions that affect the day-to-day lives of Alabamians.”

The office’s statement goes on to say, “We are always glad to hear from you, and appreciate your input on the appointments process. Interested candidates may submit their resume/bio to”

According to the governor’s office, this past week these appointments have been made:

Alabama Historical Commission

  • State Historic Preservation Officer (acting): Lisa Jones

911 Board

  • CMRS 1: C. Wayne Hutchens
  • VoIP Services 1: Robert Smith

 Jasper Civil Service Board

  • Member: Roger D. Wilson

State Textbook Committee: Science

  • 6thCongressional District: Jo Chambers

Mental Health Board of Trustees

  • Congressional District 1: Wade B. Perry Jr.
  • Congressional District 2: The Honorable Jim Perdue
  • Congressional District 7: Reverend David L. Bennett Sr.

Motorsports Hall of Fame

  • State At-Large: Duane Stephens


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