HJ427: Commending Fitz Johnson.

Offered March 2, 2020
Commending Fitz Johnson.
Patron-- Guzman

WHEREAS, Fitz Johnson, a Woodbridge Senior High School graduate from 1982 and the Senior Conference champion as an undergraduate at The Citadel, will be inducted into the Georgia Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame; and

WHEREAS, Fitz Johnson has had exponential leadership success among his numerous career changes over the years; he served in the United States Army and Army Reserves for over 21 years, coached wrestling at The Citadel for 15 years and elsewhere, and has owned multiple companies, such as Eagle Group International, the Atlanta Beat women’s soccer franchise, and ASID Group International; and

WHEREAS, Fitz Johnson has earned multiple degrees, earning a bachelor’s degree in education from The Citadel in 1985, a master’s degree in education leadership and administration from Troy University in 1991, and a law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1998; and

WHEREAS, Fitz Johnson serves as a member of the WellStar Health System Board of Trustees, the Hospital Authority of Cobb County, Georgia, and the Town Center Community Improvement District; he attributes his success to the discipline and life balance he learned as a wrestler; and

WHEREAS, Fitz Johnson is the only inductee to be named as an Outstanding American by the Georgia Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall in 2020, which recognizes former wrestlers who have used the disciplines learned through wrestling to become highly successful in their professional careers; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend Fitz Johnson on the occasion of his induction into the Georgia Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2020; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Fitz Johnson as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration for his accomplishments.