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Running the plays - Alumni Profiles
December 2008 Issue
Chris Carr likens his first job in politics to being a football quarterback. The year was 2004 and “head coach” Johnny Isakson hired Carr to be his campaign manager, working with a staff of seasoned advisers. “Basically, they called the plays and I ran them,” Carr (BBA ’95, JD ’99) says. Now chief-of-staff for U.S. Sen. Isakson, Carr is himself a veteran politico, overseeing more than 50 staff members and interns in Isakson’s Washington, D.C., and Georgia offices. “The beauty of the job and the challenge of the job is that every day is different,” Carr says. “We have an opportunity to do a little bit of everything—legislative work, communications, administration, constituent services. It’s a lot like running a business, from the public policy side.” It was not the career path that Carr envisioned when he was a student at UGA in the 1990s. A business major, he went to work for Georgia Pacific after graduating in 1995. While he was …
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