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1:00pm April 17, 2013

Game Changer: Chris Womack

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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.



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