President & CEO
As President and CEO of the Georgia Chamber, Chris Clark keeps the organization focused on its number one priority – ensuring the competitiveness of the businesses and people of our state. Working hand-in-hand with the Chamber’s volunteer leaders, who represent companies of all sizes and industry from throughout the state, Chris has made the organization an even stronger advocate for Georgia both at the State Capitol and in Washington, DC, expanded investor services, and strengthened partnerships with local chambers of commerce and other key stakeholders.
A Georgia native, Chris received his bachelor’s degree from Georgia Southern University and his master’s degree in public administration from Georgia College and State University. Prior to joining the Chamber, he served as Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and as Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Economic Development.
Chris is currently Chair of the Council of State Chambers’ State Chamber Policy Center and sits on the boards of the Technical College System of Georgia, the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the Governor’s Rural Development Council and the Georgia Academy for Economic Development. Chris is a Trustee of Georgia Southern University and a member of the Board of Visitors for the University of Georgia. He is a graduate of Leadership Georgia and has been consistently named one ofGeorgia Trend magazine’s 100 most influential Georgians and by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of the 100 most influential Atlantans. He was also honored to receive the Georgia Economic Developers Association Zell Miller Public Policy Leadership Award in 2013.
He and his wife, Tiffany, and their son, Christian, live in Peachtree City.
Greer is deeply involved in community organizations and holds leadership positions in numerous organizations, including serving as a member of the board of trustees of the Woodruff Arts Center and the board of directors of the Center for Civil & Human Rights as well as a member of the Rotary Club of Atlanta and of the Buckhead Coalition.
Throughout his career, Greer has received many awards and accolades. In recent years, these have included: Atlanta Business Chronicle, "100 Most Influential Atlantans," 2012-2013; Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Georgia Super Lawyers, 2007-2013, "Top 100 Lawyers in Georgia," 2011, 2013 and "Rising Star," 2005-2006; Listed, Georgia Trendmagazine, "Legal Elite," 2008-2013; Listed, Atlanta Business Chronicle, "Who's Who in Law and Accounting," 2012; Recipient, Business to Business magazine, "IMPACT Leader" Award, 2012; Recipient, "MCCA Rainmaker" Award, 2012; Profiled, Who's Who in Black Atlanta, 13th edition, 2011; and Selected, "Father of the Year," Atlanta Chapter of Jack and Jill, Inc., 2011.
He received his bachelor’s degree in government in 1988 from Harvard University, where he played varsity football, and received his law degree in 1991 from the Northwestern University School of Law, where he was a Patricia Roberts-Harris Fellow.
Steve Green, 2013 Immediate Past Chair
President & CEO, Morris Manning Martin Green Consulting Group, LLP
Steve Green began his career at Green Distributors. As President of the company, he tripled its size, leading to its purchase by Frito-Lay, Inc., after which he was named Manager of Trade Development for the Southeast. In 1986, Green founded Stephen Green Properties, a commercial real estate investment and development company in coastal Georgia. He has also been instrumental in the launches of the First Bank of Brunswick, First Chatham Bank, where he serves as Vice-Chair, and FCB Financial Holdings, for which he serves as Chairman. He has served as Chairman of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, Vice-Chair of the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport Commission and on the board of the Savannah Economic Development Authority and the Georgia International Maritime and Trade Center Authority. Green recently completed his third term as Chairman of the Georgia Ports Authority. He also served on the steering committee for the Georgia Competitiveness Initiative.
Ernest L. Greer
Greenberg Traurig, LLP - Atlanta
Immediate Past Chair:
Morris Manning Martin Green Consulting Group, LLP - Savannah
President & CEO:
Georgia Chamber of Commerce
2015 Chair Elect:
Georgia Power Company - Atlanta
BB&T - Atlanta
Chair, Administrative Services:
Kevin A. Greiner
Gas South - Atlanta
Chair, Business & Industry:
William Melvin Haas, III
Constangy Brooks & Smith LLP - Macon
Zep Inc. - Atlanta
State Farm Insurance Companies - Atlanta
J. Henry Walker, IV
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP - Atlanta
PNC Financial Services - Atlanta
Perimeter Community Improvement Districts - Atlanta
A. Paul Wood
Georgia Electric Membership Corporation - Tucker