The Georgia Chamber of Commerce has named Chris Clark, currently commissioner of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, as its new president and CEO, effective Nov. 1. He succeeds former Macon Mayor George Israel who is retiring after eight years on the job.
Mr. Clark previously served as deputy commissioner for global commerce at the Georgia Department of Economic Development and was on the team that recruited the Kia Motors Manufacturing plant to West Point.
Mr. Clark is a native of Fitzgerald and holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro and a master’s in public administration from Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville.
The Georgia chamber has more than 3,500 members. One of its key activities is lobbying for pro-business legislation at the Georgia General Assembly and opposing bills that its members believe would be bad for business.
It also sponsors the annual Red Carpet Tour which attracts CEOs from across the world and includes trips to Augusta National Golf Course for the Masters tournament.
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