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Sammy Smith named to UGA Board of Visitors
Sammy Smith
Sammy Smith

Sammy Smith, member of the Gainesville City Schools Board of Education, has been named to the University of Georgia’s Board of Visitors.

He was named to the group for a two-year term.

The board serves as ambassadors for the school.

Smith, founder of Rainmaker Public Relations in 1996, has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from UGA.

He is a former public affairs director for Fieldale Farms and was an aide to former U.S. Rep. Ed Jenkins. He also is a former teacher.

Smith is a graduate of Gainesville High School. He has been on the school board since 2008.

About 25 people are appointed to the UGA board each year, Smith said.