Timothy (Tim) Paslawski has been appointed by Governor Brian Kemp to the Veterans Service Board. Tim is the co-owner, with his wife Kelly, of Statesboro’s Chicken Salad Chick restaurant.
Tim was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area, leaving home in 1989 for military service with the Marine Corps.
A machine gunner by trade, Paslawski served during the First Gulf War and held a “top secret” clearance as he helped implement the START 1 treaty at the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base.
After four years of military service, he graduated in 1996 from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in history and was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.
Paslawski has been in sales for over 25 years, having worked with companies such as Altria, Novartis, and Johnson and Johnson.
Currently, he is the North American Training Manager for Johnson and Johnson Surgical Vision.
Further, Tim Paslawski is the franchise owner, with his wife Kelly, of four Chicken Salad Chick restaurants. In addition to the Statesboro Chicken Salad Chick, the other locations are Savannah, Pooler and Bluffton. Tim also serves on the Chicken Salad Chick Franchise Advisory Council.
Tim visits the restaurants when off from his day job and enjoys spending time with customers to learn ways they can serve them better.
In his spare time, he is an avid runner, a prison ministry volunteer at Coastal State Prison, and is on the Executive Leadership Board for the Boy Scouts Coastal Region where he works with State Representative Derek Mallow.
He and his wife, Kelly, have three children, Joseph, Lauren and Audrey.
Joseph is a sophomore at the Citadel. Lauren is a Senior at Saint Vincent’s Academy and Audrey is in 8th grade at Saint James Catholic School in Savannah.
About Veterans Service
The Georgia Department of Veterans Service is an agency of state government created for the purpose of advising, counseling, and assisting Georgia’s veterans and their families in receiving their rightful benefits under the vast and complex framework of veterans’ laws.
No veterans’ benefits are granted automatically – you must apply for them! Veterans Service exist to help you do exactly that.
Upon discharge from active military service, soldiers may have been counseled and perhaps received information pertaining to some of the benefits to which they may be entitled under the law. Veteran Services job is to explain in detail these benefits and, if entitled, assist the soldiers free of charge in obtaining them.