(Charlie) Harman, former chief of staff for Sen. Saxby Chambliss
(R-Ga.), has been named vice president for government and community
affairs at Emory University. Effective Aug. 5, Harman assumed his
position as the chief government affairs officer for the university,
including Emory Healthcare.
“Charlie Harman is an experienced leader with a deep understanding of
government at the state and federal levels as well as extensive
knowledge of the health care field. He is just what Emory needs,” says
Emory President James Wagner.
Harman, who has served Georgia senators from both political parties,
became Chambliss’ chief of staff in 2007. For the past four years he
also has served as co-chair of the Senate Bi-Partisan Chiefs of Staff
group, which aims to foster mutual trust and friendship among the chiefs
from both parties.
“Charlie has been an invaluable member of my team for six successful
years, and his dedication and enthusiasm for my office will be missed,”
says Chambliss. “Emory University will benefit greatly from Charlie’s
understanding of government at the federal, state and local levels. I
congratulate Charlie and wish him well in his new position.”