Morgan Law is changing jobs but staying put.
The current executive director of the Houston County Development Authority was named president and chief executive officer of the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce on Thursday.
“It’s not often that you get to start a new job in the same community, especially in my field,” Law said. “One advantage that I bring to the table is an intimate knowledge of this community, region and the state. I won’t need to be brought up to speed. It should make for a smooth transition.”
Law has served the Houston County Development Authority for more than a decade.
In addition to his familiarity with the area, heading a chamber of commerce is nothing new for Law, who led the Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber of Commerce for more than three years before landing in Houston County.
“I’m just very excited to get back in that line of work,” Law said.
Among his accomplishments with his former chamber, he notes helping the membership grow, helping Forsyth secure its Better Hometown designation and working in the beginning phases of the Tift College campus project, which is now home to the state Department of Corrections.
In his new role, Law said he would like to focus on customer service, exceeding members’ expectations and working hand-in-hand with strategic business partners to increase the military value of the region.
“I think the most important thing that I will continue to take with me is the realization of how important relationships are,” he said. “Our world is so driven by relationships, whether you’re a small business trying to sell your product or a multi-national corporation trying to decide where to locate your next operation.”
At the end of the day, Law said he just wants to “help polish” what he called a terrific business organization with a fabulous reputation.
“I’m looking forward to taking that to the next level,” he said.
The Development Authority Board of Directors already has begun preparing to search for a new executive director, Law said.
In the meantime, Projects Manager Andrea Griner will likely shoulder most of the duties with the supervision of the board, he said.
The chamber’s board of directors unanimously selected Law as president at its Thursday meeting. The appointment comes nearly three months after former president Ed Rodriguez left to head a chamber in Alabama. Law will begin his new role Jan. 30.
“We are fortunate to have Morgan as the new president and CEO, and he will continue to be an asset to Houston County,” Shaw Blackmon, chairman of the chamber’s board of directors, said in a news release. “With his vast knowledge of our community’s operations, love of Robins Air Force Base and desire to achieve community growth, Morgan’s passion for the Robins Region will positively impact our membership and the greater business community in the coming years.”
To contact writer Caryn Grant, call 256-9751.