About Macon State
One of Georgia’s most successful businessmen and a highly respected civic leader, Macon’s own Robert “Bob” F. Hatcher Sr. has spent the greater part of his adult life contributing time and talent to strengthening his state and community.
Such is his reputation that the Gov. Sonny Perdue earlier this year appointed Hatcher, who is president and CEO of MidCountry Financial Corp., to serve on the University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents. Until recently, Hatcher was a member of the Macon State Foundation’s Board of Trustees, and he remains a strong supporter of the College.
In April, Hatcher hosted a reception for state legislators and other Central Georgia leaders during new Chancellor Erroll B. Davis Jr.’s first visit to Macon State College.
“We are extremely fortunate that Mr. Hatcher sees Macon State as vital to the health and prosperity of Central Georgia,” said President David A. Bell. “He was one of the Foundation’s most active members of the Board of Trustees, having served since 1998. His hands-on involvement is directly responsible for much of the success the Foundation had in its first capital campaign, which attracted contributions of more than $6 million.”
Perdue earlier tapped Hatcher to help lead the Commission for a New Georgia, an innovative public-private partnership that is exploring breakthrough ideas to help the state grow and prosper. As co-chair of the Commission, Hatcher leads a group of 21 talented and committed Georgians from government, the private sector and academia who are studying ways to help our state agencies become more efficient and more responsive to the public.
Hatcher represents Georgia’s 8th Congressional District on the Board of Regents. He replaced Connie Cater, another well-known business and civic leader who has strongly supported the growth and expansion of Macon State.