President, External Affairs, Southern Company (Festival Underwriter)
Chris Womack is executive vice president and president of external affairs for Southern Company, where he has worked for 29 years. He has held numerous leadership positions at the company, including senior vice president of human resources and chief people officer. Previously, he was a legislative aide and subcommittee staff director in the US House of Representatives. Womack has chaired the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Atlanta Sports Council, and the Communities in Schools of Georgia boards. He currently serves on the boards of the East Lake Foundation, the First Tee, National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and Western Michigan University Foundation.