Commissioner, Georgia Department of Economic Development
Chris Carr, named Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) by Governor Nathan Deal, joined the agency in November 2013. As Commissioner, he leads the state agency responsible for creating jobs and investment in Georgia through business recruitment and expansion, international trade and tourism, as well as the arts, film and music industries.
Prior to joining GDEcD, Carr was Chief of Staff for Senator Johnny Isakson. Carr began his career with Georgia Pacific, moving on to practice law with Alston & Bird LLP and then serving as Vice President and General Counsel for the Georgia Public Policy Foundation.
Carr graduated from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business and Lumpkin School of Law. He lives in Dunwoody and has a daughter, Mary Clifton.