Politic365

 
 


Gamechanger

1:00pm April 17, 2013

Game Changer: Chris Womack

gc

Name:  Chris Womack

Title: Executive Vice President  / President

Organization:  Southern Company / External Affairs

What Makes This Person a Game Changer: 

Womack has held a number of leadership positions within Southern Company and its subsidiaries. He joined the Southern Company system in 1988 as a governmental affairs representative at Alabama Power. Progressing through various supervisory and management roles in public and governmental affairs, human resources and power generation, Womack has served as director of community relations and senior vice president of public relations and corporate services at Alabama Power. In 1998 he was named senior vice president of human resources of Southern Company.

Womack takes responsibility for a function that previously reported to Ed Holland, executive vice president and general counsel. Ratcliffe noted that “…given the increasing level of regulatory and legislative activity, I felt it was critical that Ed be completely devoted to leading the complex issues of the General Counsel’s office.”

Prior to joining Alabama Power, Womack worked for the U.S. House of Representatives as a legislative aide to Leon Panetta and as staff director for the Subcommittee on Personnel and Police, for the Committee on House Administration.

Womack serves on the boards of The Nature Conservancy; Communities in Schools, where he is chairman of the board; and Leadership Atlanta. He also is a board member of the 100 Black Men of Atlanta, and is a national trustee for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. 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); and Black Enterprise Magazine’s 75 Most Powerful Blacks in Corporate America (2005). He received the Boy Scouts of America Whitney M. Young Award for Public Service in 2007.

A native of Greenville, Ala., he holds a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University and a master’s degree in public administration from The American University. He attended the Stanford Executive Program in 2001.



About the Author

Politic365 Staff
The staff of Politic365.




 
 

 
sgt-henry-johnson

President Obama to Award WWI Private Henry Johnson Medal of Honor

Next week President Obama will award the Medal of Honor posthumously to two World War I veterans, one, Henry Johnson, is African American. Private Johnson will received the award for gallantry displayed as a member of Company ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
0

 
 
scotus3

Supreme Court Takes Up Case That Could Nullify Immigrants

Should congressional and state legislative districts be apportioned based on the number of residents or the number people who are legal voters in the district?   That’s the case that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
0

 
 
137-shots

Rep. Marcia Fudge on Brelo Verdict: “Our Lives Have No Value” “Miscarriage of justice”

“Today we have been told – yet again – our lives have no value.”  In 2012, Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, who were unarmed, were shot to death during and after a car chase in a 137-round hail of bullets...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
2

 

Advertisement
 
trade4

Some CBC Members Find WH Gifts for Their #TPP Votes Laughable

Summer jobs money alone isn’t going to do it.  If the White House wants to mount a serious campaign to turn Black Caucus NOs into YESes on trade, it won’t happen easy.  An informal poll of over 20 Black Caucus m...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
1

 
 
jjSr

Reps. Butterfield, Lee, Waters Talk on Black Caucus Tech Diversity Initiative

The Congressional Black Caucus launched an effort to spur diversity in hiring at technology companies.  The effort mirrors the work started by Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr.  Rev. Jackson’s work resulted in several tech compan...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
0

 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>