As a lifelong resident of Lilburn, Clay shares the values of our community. He and his wife Lisa not only raised their two boys here, they started a successful business that employs dozens.
Cox is the CEO and founder of Professional Probation Services, a private probation, corrections and offender management company that serves more than 60,000 offenders across the country in 50 locations.
Clay began serving the people of Georgia over a decade ago when he and his wife Lisa founded Professional Probation Services, Inc. Their business helps keep Georgia safer at no cost to taxpayers. Since its founding, PPS has formed partnerships with city and county governments all over Georgia and throughout the country. Clay’s success in a service previously dominated by big government with all its red tape and inefficiency is a shining example of entrepreneurship. It is clear why Clay advocates decreased government control and greater incentive for our businesses – his story is proof that we can improve the lives of Americans and create a safer, more economically sound society by unleashing the American spirit.
Clay is former member of the Georgia House of Representatives. As a state representative, Clay served on the Banks and Banking Committee, Chaired the Human Relations Committee and served as Chief Deputy Majority Whip. For the past five years, Clay has served as a board member of Georgia’s Department of Community Health.
John Clayton Cox grew up in Gwinnett and attended Brookwood High School. He was raised to be active in church, community service and sports. His athletic and academic prowess earned him a full scholarship to Western Carolina University, where he played football for the Catamounts and achieved a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.
Clay and Lisa are proud parents of two sons: Connor and Carson. The Coxes attend Grace Fellowship Church. He also served as a youth soccer coach and currently volunteers as a volunteer high school football coach.