Brian Anderson is the President and Chief Executive Officer, Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce. Originally a native South Carolinian, he has resided in Georgia since 1998. In 2015, Brian and his wife Heather moved to Columbus from Dalton, Georgia. They have a son, Douglas, and a daughter, Sarah Whitney.
He is a graduate of Francis Marion University with a BS in Economics. He served in the US Army as a Military Intelligence Officer and spent 18 years in the beverage industry with Coca-Cola and Anheuser-Busch.
In 2004, he was elected Chairman of the Whitfield County Board of Commissioners – serving from 2005-2008.
In 2008, Anderson was selected as the President and CEO of the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce. He graduated from the US Chamber of Commerce’s Institute of Organizational Management in 2012 and is a certified Georgia Chamber of Commerce Executive.
In June of 2015, Brian was hired as President & CEO of the Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce. He serves as the Chair-Elect of the board of the Georgia Association of Chamber Executives (GACCE).
Anderson is a Board member of the State Workforce Development Board (appointed by Gov. Deal), the Georgia House of Representatives Commission on Transit Governance and Finance, Vice-Chair of the Columbus Technical College Foundation Board of Trustees, a member of Muscogee Educational Excellence Foundation Board, and the Columbus Rotary Club. Brian has been honored as one of Georgia Trend Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Georgians.