Lonice Barrett is a 52-year veteran of public service in Georgia, having served for 48 years with the State of Georgia in a variety of key positions under eight Governors. During his 34 years with DNR, he served a five-year stint as State Parks Director, nearly ten years as DNR Commissioner, and most recently 14 more years in the Governor’s Office, serving Governor Nathan Deal and his predecessor, Governor Sonny Perdue. Barrett and his wife, Carol, live in Dunwoody, are members of Dunwoody Baptist Church, and have two children and five grandchildren. Barrett is passionate about the Department of Natural Resources and its staff fulfilling their mission. He is an avid angler, hunter, and visitor to state parks, historic sites, and fish and wildlife management areas.