President and CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce
A Georgia native, Chris Clark, has served as the President and CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce since 2010. He received his bachelor’s degree from Georgia Southern University and his master’s degree from Georgia College and State University. Prior to joining the Georgia Chamber, Chris served as Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and as Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Economic Development among other positions.
The Georgia Chamber was founded 105 years ago to focus business and local chamber interest on advocacy and economy growth and today is the largest advocacy organization in the state, and one of the seven largest chambers in the country.
The Georgia Chamber is the only chamber of commerce in the world to win Chamber of the Year two years in a row from two separate organizations. The Georgia Chamber represents almost 50,000 members in every county of the state with a diverse cross-section of over 600 industry divisions. The Chamber focuses on advocacy for free enterprise, policy development, business and economic development and political activity and also runs a small business insurance plan through its Chamber Services division.
Chris Clark is a graduate of Leadership Georgia and has been consistently named one of the most influential Atlantans and Georgians.
Chris and his wife, Tiffany, and their son, Christian, live in Peachtree City and attend Dogwood Church.