Jim Lientz, COO, State of Georgia speaks at Terry Third Thursday

“Our Changing State Government: Results for Georgia's Citizens”

Jim Lientz retired in 2000 as president of the Mid-South Division of Bank of America. Following his retirement he became a partner and chairman of the TriVeritas Group, a financial services firm he helped co-found.

He served as chairman of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce in 1998 and as chair of the Metropolitan Atlanta Chamber in 2000. In 1999, Lientz served as chair of the Woodruff Arts Center Corporate Campaign.

Currently, Lientz is the state of Georgia's first chief operating officer. Gov. Sonny Perdue appointed him to this position in January 2003. In this role, he has responsibility for all operating units of Georgia state government.

He received his undergraduate degree from Georgia Institute of Technology and obtained his master's degree from Georgia State University. He also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. He and his wife, Peggy, have three daughters and seven grandchildren.

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