Chris Womack was named president of Georgia Power in 2020. 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
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 incoming 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 chaired the
board for Communities in Schools of Georgia and served as a member of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta board. He has
received numerous honors, including the Johnny Morrow Endowment Foundation “Man of the Year” (1996); SCLC Leadership
Award (1998); Distinguished Alumni, Western Michigan University (2003); Black Enterprise 100 Most Powerful Executives in
Corporate America (2012) and Black Enterprise Magazine’s 75 Most Powerful Blacks in Corporate America (2005). He also received
the Boy Scouts of America Whitney M. Young Award for Public Service (2007); the Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award
(2010); the Black Enterprise/Porsche Intelligent Performers Award (2010); the National Award of Merit from Alpha Phi Alpha
(2011); and Let Us Make Man Community Service Award (2019). He is a member of the Leadership Atlanta class of 2000 and the
Leadership Birmingham class of 1990.
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