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.
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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.