There are a number of significant changes in leadership around the State of Georgia in 2014. Senator Saxby Chambliss, our senior U.S. senator, announced that he will not seek a third term in 2014, triggering a lively contest to succeed him. Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Chris Cummisky recently stepped down, and was replaced in late 2013 by Chris Carr, former chief of staff for U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson. Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce President Sam Williams retired at the end of 2013 after 17 years of service, and was replaced by Hala Moddelmog, the first woman to run the Chamber in its 154 years history. The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia announced the appointment of Jere Morehead to succeed Michael Adams as President of the University of Georgia. On the private business front, Chick-fil-A announced that founder and Chairman Truett Cathy would be stepping down, with his son, Dan Cathy, stepping into the leadership role.
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