Heidi Green, former director of intergovernmental affairs for Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue’s office, has been appointed deputy commissioner for global commerce of the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

Ms. Green replaces Chris Clark, who has been named executive director of the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority.

Ms. Green has worked in the governor’s office since 2002 managing relationships with federal departments, elected officials, state agencies and local governments. She also served as a senior adviser to the Mr. Perdue on economic development, transportation, water management and PeachCare issues.

She represented the governor’s office in regional and national organizations, including the Southern Governors’ Association, Republican Governors’ Association and National Governors’ Association.

Ms. Green previously worked with U.S. Department of Commerce and several non-profit organizations. She served as the projects director for Sen. Paul Coverdell, R-Ga., in his Atlanta and Washington offices, as well as with Rep. Bill Thomas, R-Calif.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore., and a master’s degree in business administration from George Washington University.

Contact Alison Tyrer at (404) 962-4078 or visit www.georgia.org for more information.