Business 100 - 2009

Hannan, James

James Hannan/Georgia Pacific LLC

Jim Hannan is C.E.O. and President of Georgia Pacific L.L.C., a position he has held since November 2007.  Prior to his current post with Georgia Pacific, Hannan found employment with Koch Industries.  With the 2005 acquisition of Georgia Pacific by Koch, Jim was named the Executive Vice President and Chief Administration Officer and was later promoted to President and C.O.O in addition to being named to Georgia Pacific’s Board of Directors.

Hannan attended California State University, East Bay campus, where he received his bachelor’s degree in business administration. Hannan resides in Atlanta where he serves as a board member for organizations including the Atlanta Committee for Progress, the Atlanta History Center and the Commerce Club. This year, he  joined the fight against breast cancer by serving as the corporate chair for the Atlanta branch of the Komen Race for the Cure. Hannan is a fourth-generation Irish-American. His great-great-grandmother came to the U.S. in the mid 1800s from County Cork.