Board Member Since November 2018
Chris Womack is Executive Vice President and President of External Affairs for Southern Company, one of America’s largest energy providers. In this role, Womack directs the company’s public policy strategies, and oversees the company’s federal and state governmental and regulatory affairs, corporate communication initiatives, and other external engagements. Womack joined Southern Company in 1988 as a governmental affairs representative for Alabama Power.
He has held a number of leadership positions within Southern Company and its subsidiaries. He 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 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.
A native of Greenville, Alabama, he holds a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University and a master’s degree in public administration from The American University. He completed the Stanford Executive Program in 2001.