State Personnel Board Members

​​​​​Jewelle Johnson.jpgJewelle Johnson


State Personnel Board

Jewelle Johnson is the Senior Counsel and Chief Employment Counsel for Graphic Packaging International, Inc. Prior to joining Graphic Packaging, Johnson was a partner at Fisher & Phillips LLP. She serves as president of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, Inc. and is a member of the Coordinating Committee for the National Employment Law Council. Johnson earned two bachelor's degrees from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a law degree from Duke University. She resides in Mableton.​


James Rogers.jpgJames "Jim" T. Rogers

Vice Chair

State Personnel Board

James T. Rogers retired in 2007 from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and served as the Executive Director of Commission of Colleges for 23 years. Previously, he served as the President of Brenau University in Gainesville for 15 years and as the Dean of Students at Armstrong State College in Savannah. Additionally, Rogers served in the U.S. Navy as a pilot and achieved the rank of lieutenant commander. He continues to be engaged with colleges and universities through his consulting services. He and his wife, Pat, have two children and three grandchildren. They reside in Gainesville.


Robert Joseph.jpgRobert "Rob" R. Joseph


State Personnel Board

Robert R. Joseph is an attorney with Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP. He previously served as a senior associate for Morris, Manning and Martin, LLP. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, a member of the executive committee of the Atlanta Lawyers Chapter of Federalist Society and a member of the Druid Hills United Methodist Church. Joseph earned a bachelor's degree from Rhodes College and a law degree from Emory University. He and his wife, Leslie, reside in Atlanta.​


Taylor Hanson Haley.jpgTaylor Hanson Haley


State Personnel Board

Taylor Hanson Haley is a founding partner at Compass Law Group in St. Simons Island and serves as president of the Glynn County Bar Association and as treasurer of the Victory Board of the American Cancer Society. She recently completed an appointment to the State Commission on Family Violence. Haley earned a bachelor's degree from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, and a law degree from the University of Georgia. She and her husband, Reese, have two daughters and reside in St. Simons Island.


Paul Babez.jpgPaul D. Babaz


State Personnel Board

Paul D. Baba​z is a Senior Vice President for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. He serves on the executive committee of the Safari Club International and the Safari Club International Foundation Board. He was recognized by the National Association of Board Certified Advisory Practices as a 'Premier Wealth Advisor' in Georgia and was named one of Atlanta's 'Top Wealth Managers' in the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Babaz earned a bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He and his wife, Renee, have three children. They reside in Atlanta.




Board Members
Evelyn Armour

Executive Administrative Assistant




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