Harris Blackwood was re-elected to serve a second term as GHSA Vice Chair in August 2016. He has also served as the Chair of the Association's Strategic Communications Committee.
Blackwood was appointed director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety by Gov. Nathan Deal on January 10, 2011. He also serves as chairman of the Georgia Driver’s Education Commission. His previous experience in state government includes management positions with the Georgia Department of Corrections and the Stone Mountain Memorial Association.
Blackwood has a great deal of experience in public relations and communications. His work in the media has earned him numerous honors, including being named three times as Georgia’s top columnist by the Georgia Press Association.