“State Government's Role in Economic Development — The Elephant in the Room”
Mr. Frazier serves as the President of Georgia Oak Partners, spearheading the firm’s external communications as well as leading organizational diligence on prospective investments. Mr. Frazier has spent his entire 35-year professional career as an executive manager in the for-profit, not-for-profit and government sectors of the U.S. economy. His career has included extensive involvement with corporate and consumer lending, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, strategic planning, corporate governance, human resource management, and marketing.
Mr. Frazier’s executive leadership roles have included serving as the Chief Operating Officer and second in command of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG), President and Chief Executive Officer of INVESCO, Inc., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Danka Business Systems, Chairman of the Board of Gold Kist, Inc., President and Chief Operating Officer of Caremark Rx, Inc, and Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Chicago Stock Exchange.
Mr. Frazier has received numerous professional and civic awards, some of which include The Olympic Order in Gold (only COO to receive the IOC’s highest service award), Georgia Trend Magazine’s Most Influential Georgians, (1995-1996) and Honorary Doctor of Business Administration (Piedmont College). In 2008 Mr. Frazier was recognized with the Georgia Distinguished Humanitarian Award by The Australian/New Zealand American Chamber of Commerce (ANZACC) and UNICEF.
Mr. Frazier received an AB and JD from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and he completed his Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. Mr. Frazier is a member of the North Carolina Bar, the American Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association, the Georgia Bar Association, the Atlanta Bar Association, and the Association for Conflict Resolution. He served for six years as an officer in the US Army Reserve.
He and his wife, Clair Wofford Frazier are residents of Atlanta and Mineral Bluff, GA. Mrs. Frazier is a Trustee of Young Harris College.