Coastal Pines Technical College to Host Upcoming Commencement
December 28, 2018 05:04 PM
Chris Clark, President and CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce
Coastal Pines Technical College’s commencement will be Thursday, January 24, 2019, at 7:00 pm. The ceremony will be held at the Wayne County High School Auditorium in Jesup. Chris Clark will deliver the commencement address.
A Georgia native, Clark is the President and CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. He 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 Georgia Chamber, Clark served as Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and as Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Economic Development. Before his state service, he was the President of the Fayette County Development Authority and CEO of the Hawkinsville-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce. Chris serves on the Board of Directors for Council of State Chambers as the Secretary Treasurer, and sits on the boards of the Georgia Allies, the Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, and Georgia College and State University Board of Trustees. He is also a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Council of 100, the U.S. Chamber’s Board, and the Political Affairs Committee. Among other things, he is 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 of Georgia Trend Magazine’s 100 most influential Georgians and one of the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s most influential Atlantans. He received GEDA’s Zell Miller Public Policy Leadership Award. Clark also serves on the Board of Directors for the Real Life Center, a Christian outreach program that provides food, clothing, financial assistance, and educational classes for those in need.
Family and friends of graduates who have tickets to the ceremony will be admitted into the auditorium between 6:15 and 6:45 p.m. For further information about the upcoming graduation contact Student Affairs at 877.332.8682.