Chairman, President & CEO
Georgia Power Co.
Chris Womack was named chairman, president and CEO of Georgia Power in 2021. The company is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company, one of the nation's leading energy providers.
Prior to his current role, Womack served as executive vice president and president of external affairs for Southern Company, where he led overall external positioning and branding efforts. This included overseeing the company's public policy strategies, 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. 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. He served as a legislative aide to 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, Invesco Ltd. and the Georgia Ports Authority. He currently chairs the boards of the East Lake Foundation and the Alliance to Save Energy and serves on the national board of the nonprofit The First Tee and chairs the board for the Alliance.
Womack has chaired the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau board and the Atlanta Sports Council.