Chris Womack has been appointed as President and CEO of Southern Company (No. 19 on Fair360, formerly DiversityInc’s 2022 Top 50 Companies for Diversity list) and elected as a member of its Board of Directors. He will be Thomas A. Fanning’s successor, effective March 31, 2023.
Once Womack takes over as President and CEO, Fanning will move on to become Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Womack most recently served as Chairman, President and CEO of Georgia Power. He joined Southern Company in 1988 and has held various leadership positions with the company and its subsidiaries. He has also served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief People Officer at Southern Company and as Senior Vice President of Public Relations and Corporate Services at Alabama Power.