Atlanta, GA: Governor Nathan Deal appointed Paul Shailendra to the Board of Natural Resources recently. The 19 member Board, appointed by the Governor of Georgia, is responsible for setting rules and regulations ranging from air and water quality to hunting seasons in Georgia and provides input on issues such as the state agency’s budget recommendations and legislative initiatives. Paul will serve on the Board for a period of four years.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources manages more than 400,000 acres of lakes, including Allatoona, Lanier, Oconee, Hartwell and Sinclair; 63 state parks and historic sites; and all of Georgia’s Forest and Wild Life Management Areas consisting of millions of acres. Georgia has the nation’s largest area of forested land in the entire United States. The agency safeguards the vast natural resources of the state and its delicate eco system through its own enforcement agency, the Environmental Protection Division (EPD).
Shailendra serves as president of SG Property Services. He graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and is an alumnus of Woodward Academy where he now sits on their advisory council. He is a past member of the Real Estate Committee for the Woodruff Arts Center, Waterfowl USA, and other outdoor sports organizations. Shailendra is past vice president of People-TV, he served on the Board of Directors of the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce, and he was a member of the 2007 class of L.E.A.D and the 2011 class of Leadership Georgia. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Metro Atlanta YMCA and the Board of Directors of Midtown Alliance. Shailendra also co-chairs of the YCEO golf tournament and is a chair of the Buckhead chapter of Ducks Unlimited.
He and his wife, Amanda, have one daughter. Paul is the son of Shi and Kiran Shailendra, well known members of Georgia’s Indian American Community. They reside in the city of Atlanta.