Senior Advisor & Consultant
Ronnie Chance serves as Senior Advisor and Consultant to The Hudson Group, LLC. In this capacity, Chance assists clients with government relations consulting, lobbying and strategic planning and execution. He was recently named as one of the 60 most powerful players behind the scenes by Capitol Faces Magazine.
An Atlanta native, Chance has been involved with Georgia business and politics for more than 25 years. First elected to the Georgia State Senate in 2004 representing four counties in South Metro Atlanta, Chance served as the Chairman of the Senate Economic Development Committee and later Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. In 2012, Chance was elected by his colleagues to serve as the Senate Majority Leader, where he remained until retiring from the Senate in 2014. Senator Chance also served as an Administrative Floor Leader for both Governors Sonny Perdue and Nathan Deal.
Two decades ago, Senator Chance founded an Atlanta based public relations firm, focusing on communications and business development services. He has advised several Fortune 100 corporations and a number of policy leaders including former United States Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole and United States Senator Johnny Isakson, as well as, United States Congressmen Mac Collins, Phil Gingrey and Lynn Westmoreland.
In recognition of his leadership, Senator Chance has received several awards including Legislator of the Year by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the “2009 Champion of Economic Development” by the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. He received the “2010 Friend of Business Award” by the Regional Business Coalition, the 2011 Environmental Leadership Award by Georgia Conservation Voters and the 2013 Legislator of the Year Award by Georgia Bio. Senator Chance is a 2007 graduate of Leadership Georgia.
Senator Chance earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing from Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business. He is married to the former Cressida Stevens of Gloucestershire, England. The Chances have three daughters and are members of Peachtree City United Methodist Church.