Erroll B. Davis Jr. is the superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools and former chancellor of the University System of Georgia, where he was responsible for the state's 35 public colleges and universities. Previously, he served as chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of Alliant Energy Corporation.
Davis is a former member of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, former chairman of the board of trustees of Carnegie Mellon University, and presently serves as a member of the Southern Regional Education Board and the board of trustees of the University of Chicago. He serves as a member of the board of directors of General Motors and Union Pacific Corp., and on the National Commission on Energy Policy, along with numerous professional associations and civic organizations.
Davis and his wife, Elaine, established the Davis Family Foundation, which makes annual grants to students in need. He has earned recognition as one of Georgia Trend magazine's "100 Most Influential Georgians" and the Atlanta Business Chronicle's "100 Most Influential Atlantans," and has been honored for achievement as an engineer and executive. A native of Pittsburgh, Davis received his degree in electrical engineering from Carnegie Mellon and an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Chicago.