President and Chief Executive Officer
Chris Womack is president and CEO of Southern Company, one of the nation’s premier energy providers.
He previously served as chairman, president and CEO of Georgia Power, the largest subsidiary of Southern Company. Prior to leading Georgia Power, he served as executive vice president and president of external affairs for Southern Company.
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.
“We have the opportunity now to really make changes, to really make a difference, to really make advancement on issues of race and on issues of equity. And I don’t want us to miss this opportunity.”
-Chris Womack, via USA Today.
Our Management Council is responsible for creating and implementing the company's vision and plan.
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Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Southern Nuclear
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Alabama Power Company
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Southern Company participates in the legislative and regulatory process, especially related to proposed laws or rules that impact our customers and shareholders. We work closely with both national and state leaders.
Southern Company maintains an office and staff in Washington, D.C., to interact with Congress and with agencies, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense, and the Environmental Protection Agency. We use outside firms to assist our efforts, and we support a number of trade organizations that engage in lobbying activities as well. We also work with state and local legislators and policymakers.
Southern Company sponsors Political Action Committees that make contributions to candidates for public office using funds voluntarily donated by employees. We contribute to various Republican and Democratic candidates, other Political Action Committees, and political organizations such as the Republican and Democratic national committees. Information on Political Action Committee federal contributions is publicly available through the Federal Elections Commission.