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Savannah Law School Welcomes Georgia Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan as 2019 Commencement Speaker

May 3, 2019

Savannah Law School (SLS) is pleased to announce Georgia Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan as the Law School’s 2019 commencement speaker. Commencement exercises are scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. on May 17, 2019 at the Savannah Theater – 222 Bull Street, Savannah, Georgia 31401.

The Savannah Law School is excited and honored to have Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan with us to provide our fourth commencement address. The Lt. Governor has played a significant role in helping Georgia residents during his time in the House of Representatives where he authored several important pieces of legislation. I am confident his remarks will inspire our graduates to follow a similar path that will use the law as a vehicle to serve the people of Georgia.  – Dean Malcolm L. Morris

 

About Georgia Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan

A former professional baseball player and successful entrepreneur, Geoff Duncan was elected Georgia’s Lieutenant Governor in November of 2018.

Geoff graduated from Chattahoochee High School in Alpharetta where he met his wife, Brooke. Geoff and Brooke both attended the Georgia Institute of Technology where Geoff was a scholarship pitcher. After a successful career at Georgia Tech, Geoff was drafted by the Florida Marlins’ organization. Geoff spent six seasons playing baseball in the minor leagues, advancing as high as AAA before a shoulder injury forced his retirement in the early 2000s.

After retiring from baseball, Geoff and his wife Brooke started a small marketing firm in their living room. The company experienced tremendous success which allowed Geoff and Brooke to sell the business and move on to multiple other entrepreneurial ventures. Geoff most recently served as the CEO of a health technology startup.

Geoff’s faith inspired him to a life of leadership and prompted his upstart run for political office. He was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During his time in office he authored several important pieces of legislation. These include HB 749-The Cargo Theft Act, HB152-Michael’s Law and most recently SB258- the Rural Hospital Tax Credit.

 

For more information on this year’s graduation, please visit here.

*Biography information courtesy of ltgov.georgia.gov

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