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Our Leadership

At Georgia Power, we understand the importance of strong leadership in both our company and the communities we serve. Our company leaders are stewards of the vision and planning that keep Georgia Power on the cutting edge—serving over 2.4 million customers every day with integrity and passion.

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Chris Womack

Chairman, President and CEO

Our Chairman, President and CEO

Chris Womack was named chairman, president and CEO of Georgia Power in 2021. He leads Georgia Power in serving its 2.6 million customers across the state. The company is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company, one of the nation's leading energy providers.

Prior to his current role, he served as executive vice president and president of external affairs for Southern Company where he led overall external positioning and branding efforts including the company's public policy strategies and oversaw the company's governmental and regulatory affairs, corporate communication initiatives and other external and strategic business engagements.

A native of Greenville, Alabama, Womack joined Southern Company in 1988 and has held several leadership positions within Southern Company and its subsidiaries. He has served as executive vice president of external affairs at Georgia Power and senior vice president and senior production officer of Southern Company Generation, where he was responsible for coal, gas, and hydro generation for Georgia Power and Savannah Electric. Womack also served as senior vice president of human resources and chief people officer at Southern Company, as well as senior vice president of public relations and corporate services at Alabama Power.

Prior to joining Southern Company, Womack worked on Capitol Hill for the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC. He served as a legislative aide for former Congressman Leon E. Panetta and as staff director for the Subcommittee on Personnel and Police for the Committee on House Administration.

Womack is a member of the board of directors of Essential Utilities, Inc. He currently chairs the board of the East Lake Foundation, is on the national board of The First Tee and is the chair of the board for the Alliance to Save Energy. Womack has chaired the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau board and the Atlanta Sports Council. He has also serves on the Georgia Ports Authority Board. He has received numerous honors, awards and recognitions.

He holds a bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University and a master's degree from The American University. He completed the Stanford Executive Program in 2001 and is currently pursuing his doctorate degree in political science at Clark Atlanta University.

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Our Management Council

Our Management Council is responsible for creating and implementing the company's vision and plan. Learn more about our Council members here.

Chris Womack

Chris Womack

Chairman, President & CEO
 

Meredith Lackey

Meredith Lackey

Executive Vice President, External Affairs and Nuclear Development

Nicole Faulk

Nicole Faulk

Senior Vice President, Customer Strategy & Solutions

mike anderson

Mike Anderson

Senior Vice President, Georgia Power Foundation & Charitable Giving

sloane evans

Sloane Drake

Senior Vice President of Human Resources

David Poroch

Dan Tucker

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Sterling Spainhour

Sterling Spainhour

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Allen Reaves

Allen Reaves

Senior Vice President and Senior Production Officer

Fran Forehand

Fran Forehand

Senior Vice President, Power Delivery
 

Our Board of Directors

A governance cornerstone at Georgia Power, the directors on our board are required to be independent members of the communities we serve. 

Chris Womack

Chairman, President & CEO

Georgia Power, Atlanta, Georgia 

Elected 2021

Paul Bowers

Chairman, President & CEO

Georgia Power, Atlanta, Georgia 

Elected 2010

Mark Burns

President

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation 

Elected 2017

Shan Cooper

Executive Director

Atlanta Committee for Progress

Elected 2017

Larry Gellerstedt III

Executive Chairman

Cousins Properties, Atlanta, Georgia 

Elected 2017

Doug Hertz

President and CEO

United Distributors, Atlanta, Georgia 

Elected 2017

Kessel Stelling

Chairman and CEO

Synovus Financial Corp, Columbus, Georgia 

Elected 2016

Charles Tarbutton

Treasurer and Director

B-H Transfer Company, Sandersville, Georgia 

Elected 2010

Jill Campbell

Cox Enterprises, Atlanta, Georgia 

Elected 2020

Clyde Tuggle

Retired

The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta, Georgia 

Elected 2013

Tommy Holder

Chairman and CEO

Holder Construction Company 

Elected 2019

Our Political Contributions

Georgia Power complies with all laws governing political contributions or expenditures, including independent expenditures and using corporate funds in connection with elections for public office. Corporate contributions in connection with state and local elections are permitted in Georgia under state law. Any use of corporate funds to make political contributions or independent expenditures (as defined by applicable law) in connection with elections for public office must be approved in advance by Georgia Power's Chief Executive Officer, Senior External Affairs Officer and General Counsel.

2017 Contributions
Contribution Recipient
$15,000 Georgia Chamber Political Affairs Council
$50,000 Georgia Coalition for Job Creation
$25,000 Atlantans for Educational Progress
$27,500 Georgia Republican Party
$14,254 Georgia Republican Senatorial Committee
$6,000 Democratic Party of Georgia
$15,000 Georgia House Republican Trust
$1,500 Republican State Leadership Committee
2016 Contributions
Contribution Recipient
$50,000 Georgia Coalition for Job Creation, Inc.
$10,000 Georgia Conservatives Fund
$10,000 Georgia Republican Party
$5,000 Georgia Republican Senatorial Committee
$27,500 Democratic Party of Georgia
$10,000 Georgia House Republican Trust
$3,000 Republican State Leadership Committee
$50,000 Georgia Coalition for Job Creation, Inc.
$10,000 Georgia Conservatives Fund
$10,000 Georgia Republican Party
$5,000 Georgia Republican Senatorial Committee
$27,500 Democratic Party of Georgia
$10,000 Georgia House Republican Trust
$3,000 Republican State Leadership Committee
2015 Contributions
Contribution Recipient
$150,000 Georgia Coalition for Job Creation
$50,000 Georgia Leads Inc.
$10,000 Georgia Republican Senatorial Committee
$10,000 Georgia Republican Party
$5,000 Georgia House Republican Trust
$2,614 Georgia House Democratic Caucus
$5,000 Democratic Party of Georgia
2014 Contributions
Contribution Recipient
$50,000 Georgia Coalition for Job Creation, Inc.
$50,000 Georgia Republican Party
$10,000 Georgia Republican Party
2012 Contributions
Contribution Recipient
$5,000 Republican Party of Georgia

For more information, download an overview of Southern Company's policies and practices for political spending.