Douglas Hooker, Alumnus, Among Most Influential Atlantans

Jun 25, 2012 | Atlanta, GA

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The Atlanta Business Chronicle recently profiled Atlanta’s 100 most influential people, as selected by the editors of the paper. The list included Governor Nathan Deal, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Muhtar Kent, chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, and Donna Hyland, president and CEO, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Georgia Tech is proud to have a number of alumni as part of this distinguished group including a graduate of the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering – Doug Hooker, executive director, Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC).

Hooker is the first African-American to head the ARC in its history.  The Atlanta Regional Commission is the official planning agency for the 10-county Atlanta Region, including Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties as well as the City of Atlanta and 67 other cities. In addition, Hooker has also served as the former executive director of the Georgia State Road and Tollway Authority and former commissioner of public works for Atlanta. He served on the inaugural board of the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District and the Governor’s Advisory Council for the ACT and ACF River Basin Compacts.

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