Will Bentley Named President of the Georgia Agribusiness Council
Wednesday, October 31st, 2018
GAC is pleased to announce that Will Bentley has agreed to become the President of the Georgia Agribusiness Council effective November 1st. Will has both extensive Association Management experience serving as the Executive Vice President of the 5,500-member Georgia Cattlemen’s Association and the Georgia Beef Board. In these roles, he has been extremely active in local, state and federal policy formulation and advocacy, and has direct lobbying experience in our Capital. He is well known in Georgia by our Elected officials and within the Agribusiness community.
Bentley is originally from Thomaston, GA., where he and his family own and operate Bentley Farms. He is a Shorter College graduate with a major in business marketing and a minor in communications. Will serves on the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine Advisory Council. He is also a member of the UGA AgriAbility Board, the Macon Civic Club, the Advancing Georgia’s Leaders in Agriculture Board, and is a member of Leadership Georgia class of 2017.
Upon accepting the position Bentley stated, “I am extremely excited to be joining the Georgia Agribusiness Council and would like to thank the Executive Committee for trusting me with this opportunity. GAC has been a leading voice for agriculture and agribusiness in the state of Georgia and I know that we will be able to continue to grow from those successes.”
Will is married to Ember Bishop Bentley and the couple lives in Macon, GA with their dog, Gordon. The Bentley’s attend Vineville United Methodist Church.