Meet Chris

Shaw1Chris Erwin currently serves as the Director of Business Development for Carroll Daniel Construction Company. He previously worked at the Georgia School Boards Association as the Director of Risk Management Services, and most recently was appointed by Governor Nathan Deal to serve as a commissioner on the Professional Standards Board for the State of Georgia.

Chris retired after eleven years as superintendent of Banks County School System. He previously served as an administrator in both Carroll County and Henry County. He is a graduate of  University of Georgia, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1985. In 1989, he obtained his Master’s degree from Georgia State and completed his Specialist Degree at West Georgia in 1995.

Chris is a former president of the Georgia School Superintendents Association and has just completed serving on the executive board for the American Association of School Administrators. He is a past member of the board of directors for Georgia Association of Educational Leaders. He has served as the president of the Banks County Chamber of Commerce and the Banks County Rotary Club. He served as president of the Board of Controls for Pioneer RESA from 2006 to 2008. Chris has served as the vice-chair of the Board of Health in Banks County.

His outstanding civic efforts earned him the title of “Banks County Citizen of the Year 2006.” He has served as an expert witness regarding controversial topics because of his vast educational proficiency in many areas. He has addressed groups around the state and nation about the current trends and issues impacting education. In his pursuit to better prepare those of the profession, he has served as mentor and coach to many administrators throughout the state including multiple sitting superintendents.

Chris has been nominated by his peers, colleagues, and board members as Superintendent of the Year for Georgia Schools and named a finalist in 2010, 2011, and 2012. In 2013 Erwin was named as Superintendent of the Year for Georgia.

Chris resides in Banks County with his wife, Laurie, and they have two adult children, Christopher and Courtney. He is a member of the Homer United Methodist Church where he has served as lay leader for his congregation.