Mike Royal founded and serves as President of Partners Risk Services, an Insurance and Risk Management firm. Mike is very active in the Insurance Industry and served as the Chairman of Government Affairs for the Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia. He is frequently working on business and education issues at the State and Federal level. Royal currently serves on the Governmental Affairs Committee of the National Association of State Boards of Education. Mike received a B.B.A. in Finance with an emphasis in Risk Management and Insurance from Georgia Southern University in 1995 and obtained his Certified Insurance Counselors Designation in 2000. Royal is very active in the community. He served as Chairman of the Gwinnett County Zoning Board of Appeals, Board Member of the Governor’s Office of Consumer Protection and is active in the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. Royal lives in Lawrenceville, GA with his wife Lori and three daughters. Mike and Lori are both graduates of Brookwood High School. He enjoys spending his free time coaching his daughters in sports and is an avid outdoorsman.