After an extensive nationwide search, the Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga has announced Doug Fisher as its executive officer.
Mr. Fisher is responsible for leading the Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga which has over 450 members and is the professional voice of the home building industry in the Chattanooga area.
Fisher, who most recently served as director of external affairs for the Big South Region of Comcast NBC Universal and as the executive director of the Tennessee Cable Telecommunications Association, has a distinguished private and public career, spanning more than 30 years. He operated his own businesses for over 12 years, DH Fisher and Associates and Chattanooga Regional Interconnect, specializing in marketing, strategic planning, brand development, public affairs, telecommunications and government relations.
For seven years, the Chattanooga native and graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, served as vice president of Governmental and Corporate Affairs for the Erlanger Health System, the seventh largest public healthcare system in the nation.
Mr. Fisher also served as district director for U.S. Congressman Zach Wamp and, prior to that, as a Staff and Press Advance Officer in the Reagan White House. He was also Press Secretary to Tennessee Governor Winfield Dunn.
In addition to his extensive work with U.S. and Tennessee state officials, telecommunications and healthcare industries, Mr. Fisher also has a background in law enforcement, having served as Public Information Officer for the Chattanooga Police Department. During that time he traveled extensively nationwide educating public agencies on successful management of crisis situations.
Mr. Fisher is married to Chris Swafford Fisher, a 30-year Merck Oncology Pharmaceutical Representative. The Fishers have three grown children Kelly, Grant and Andi.