Feb. 7, 2019: Allen Poole was appointed as the Director of the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety by Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. Poole is the Chairman of the Haralson County, Ga., Board of Commissioners. He was previously the Chairman of the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia, a Georgia State Trooper, and a small businessman. Poole is a native of Haralson County.