Heidi Green, a former advisor to Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue and director of his intergovernmental affairs since November 2002, is replacing Chris Clark as the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s deputy commissioner for global commerce.
In her new post, Ms. Green will help build Georgia’s business relationships internationally. In fact, She accompanied Mr. Perdue on his June 19-28 business mission to Europe, along with Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Ken Stewart.

In her previous post as intergovernmental affairs director, Ms. Green represented the Governor’s office in regional and national organizations, including the Southern Governors’ Association, Republican Governors’ Association and the National Governors’ Association.

She also served as senior advisor to Mr. Perdue on issues such as economic development, transportation, water management and PeachCare.

Ms. Green began her career in intergovernmental affairs in Washington, working for the office of Republican Congressman Bill Thomas from California.

She later served as the Projects Director for Republican Sen. Paul Coverdell of Georgia, working in both his Atlanta and Washington offices.

She also has experience working in the U.S. Department of Commerce and in fundraising for non-profit organizations.

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

For more information, contact Alison Tyrer at (404) 962-4078.