Georgia Chamber of Commerce Announces Paul P. Hinchey as Regional Chair

The longtime St. Joseph’s/Candler President & CEO will represent 10 southeast Georgia counties and champion their community and legislative priorities

The Georgia Chamber has chosen to elect Paul P. Hinchey, President & CEO of St. Joseph’s/Candler, as Region 12 Chair. As a critical component to the Chamber, Region Chairs provide invaluable insight that is relative to communities statewide, and essential to the Chamber’s public affairs initiatives.

Georgia Chamber President and CEO Chris Clark expressed his confidence in the Chamber’s selection, “I believe that Paul’s leadership and insight throughout the coastal region will aide in our core economic development mission. Likewise, his long tenure guiding one of Georgia’s premier health systems will give us unique insight into a critical area as we work to secure quality healthcare access for all Georgians.”

Region 12 of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce encompasses the following counties: Screven, Bulloch, Effingham, Bryan, Chatham, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Glynn and Camden.

Regional Chairs work with the state-wide Georgia Chamber organization through in-person engagement opportunities to foster open communications both in and out of the Georgia legislative session. The chairs develop needed insight about local communities throughout the state to compliment and shape the Chamber’s public affairs efforts.

With a presence in Atlanta and Tifton, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce represents over 40,000 members throughout 159 counties. As the state’s largest business advocate, the Chamber has worked to advance workforce, education, and economic development statewide. Through the power of effective policy and economic prosperity, the Georgia Chamber has dedicated over 103 years of service to ensure that Georgia remains the #1 state do business.

St. Joseph’s/ Candler President & CEO joined St. Joseph’s Hospital in 1993 and oversaw the joint operating agreement that created the St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System in 1997. Since then 714-bed system, has grown into a two-state health system serving 33 counties in southeast Georgia and three counties in South Carolina and a community outreach program to serve the uninsured and underinsured.

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