As reported by the Atlanta Voice:

Atlanta’s Patrise Perkins-Hooker was installed as the first African -American (52nd overall) president of the State Bar of Georgia this week, during the organization’s annual meeting at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. Justice Robert Benham of the Supreme Court of Georgia administered the oath office.

Perkins-Hooker is also third woman to serve as president of the 46,000-member State Bar. Perkins-Hooker is vice president and general counsel for the Atlanta BeltLine Inc. In this capacity, she is responsible for all legal matters including general corporate transactions, corporate governance, compliance and risk management and a wide variety of real estate-related matters including transactional work and negotiations.

Perkins-Hooker is a graduate of Goizueta (MBA) and Emory Law School.