We are pleased to welcome Doug Hooker, Executive Director of Atlanta Regional Commission, as our guest speaker! Doug will be presenting on the Economic Forecast of Fayette County and the advantages of being part of the Atlanta Region.
Doug Hooker leads the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), the agency which coordinates local government policy and planning for metro Atlanta, to enhance the region’s economic competitiveness. ARC brings best practices and fosters innovation in challenges to community development, transportation and mobility, water and natural resources, arts and culture, aging and independence resources, workforce development, homeland security, and community-oriented research and analytics.
In his career, he has worked for public sector and private sector organizations, among them: the City of Atlanta’s Department of Public Works (serving as the Commissioner who led the agency through the 1996 Olympic Games); the State Road & Tollway Authority, SRTA (Executive Director); Director of Finance and Administration with Bio-Lab, Inc., and Vice President for Business Development and Marketing with Atkins Engineering (formerly PBS&J). He began his career with Georgia Power, having worked as a design engineer, project manager, section supervisor, and as a technology policy analyst. Through the different facets of his career he has been able to work on important regional and local projects in the areas of energy, education, transportation, transit, and water.
Doug holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree and a Master of Science (in Technology & Science Policy) degree from Georgia Tech, as well as a Masters of Business Administration from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. He is married to Patrise Perkins-Hooker, a Georgia Tech and Emory alumna herself, who is the County Attorney for Fulton County, and the first African American to serve as President of the State Bar of Georgia. In his spare time, Doug composes music, plays in a community band, loves to travel with his wife, spend time with his grandchildren, and read.
11:30 - Registration, Lunch, Networking
12:00 - Program
If you have any dietary restrictions, please call the Chamber for more information (at least 48 hours prior to the event.)