Speaker Spotlight: Georgia Power CEO to Welcome Clean Currents Attendees

Speaker Spotlight: Georgia Power CEO to Welcome Clean Currents Attendees

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The National Hydropower Association (NHA) confirms that Chris Womack, the new chairman and CEO of Georgia Power Company will officially open the first-ever Clean Currents event.

Womack will welcome attendees to Atlanta, home of Georgia Power, on Wednesday morning, October 20, during the opening plenary session. His commitment to the city is evident – he has chaired the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau board and the Atlanta Sports Council. He has also chaired the board for Communities in Schools of Georgia and served as a member of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta board.

Georgia Power is the host utility of Clean Currents.

“At Georgia Power, we’re focused on finding new, innovative ideas and energy solutions that we believe will help build a sustainable energy future for our state and bring incredible value to our customers,” Womack said. “Our company has a legacy of providing world class customer service and reliability to Georgians, and we are committed to continuing that great work.”

Womack was named Georgia Power’s chairman and CEO less than 5 months ago, on May 26, 2021, but he is no stranger to the Southern Company system.

Womack joined Southern Company in 1988 and has held several leadership positions within the company and its subsidiaries, including:

  • Senior vice president and senior production officer of Southern Company Generation, where he was responsible for hydro, coal, and gas generation for Georgia Power and Savannah Electric
  • Executive vice president and president of External Affairs for Southern Company, leading public policy strategies and overseeing the company’s governmental and regulatory affairs, corporate communication initiatives, and other external and strategic business engagements.
  • Senior vice president of human resources and chief people officer at Southern Company

Prior to joining Southern Company, Womack worked for the U.S. House of Representatives for then Congressman Leon E. Panetta.

A native of Greenville, Alabama, Womack holds a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University and a master’s degree from The American University. He completed the Stanford Executive Program and is a member of the Leadership Atlanta class of 2000 and the Leadership Birmingham class of 1990.