Columbus resident Pete Robinson, an attorney with Atlanta law firm Troutman Sanders, was one of four men named to help Georgia Gov.-elect Nathan Deal.
The announcement was made by Deal and Gov. Sonny Perdue this morning at the Capitol.
Deal, a former Republican congressman, defeated Democrat Roy Barnes Tuesday for the state's top executive office.
Robinson is a former state representative and senator who represented Muscogee County.
Rogers Wade, the chairman of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, was named to lead the transition team. John Watson, Gov. Sonny Perdue’s former chief of staff, and Philip Wilheit, a Gainesville, Ga., businessman were also named to the team.