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GEDA 2021 November Awards Luncheon

GEDA 2021 November Awards Luncheon

Online Registration will remain open until 4 pm on Nov 10th.

Monday, November 15, 2021
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM (EST)

* Registration open until 11/10/21 at 4:00 PM ()

Event Details


Chris Womack, Chairman, President, and CEO of Georgia Power

Chris Womack took on his current role with Georgia Power in 2021. He leads Georgia Power in serving its 2.6 million customers across the state.

Prior to his current role, he served as executive vice president and president of external affairs for Southern Company where he led overall external positioning and branding efforts including the company’s public policy strategies and oversaw the company’s governmental and regulatory affairs, corporate communication initiatives and other external and strategic business engagements.

Womack joined Southern Company in 1988 and has held several leadership positions within Southern Company and its subsidiaries. 

Prior to joining Southern Company, Womack worked on Capitol Hill for the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC. He served as a legislative aide for former Congressman Leon E. Panetta and as staff director for the Subcommittee on
Personnel and Police for the Committee on House Administration.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University and a master’s degree from The American University. He completed the Stanford Executive Program in 2001 and is currently pursuing his doctorate degree in political science at Clark Atlanta University.


Deal of the Year Awards for Small, Mid-Size and Large Communities, Volunteer of the Year Award, Rip Wiley Award for Professional Excellence; Honorary Life Member and Committee Chair and Member of the Year Award.  Come celebrate the success of Georgia companies, communities and leaders and the fact that Georgia has again been named as the “Top State for Doing Business” for the Eighth Year in a row by Area Development Magazine


Ample Self Parking (1,500 space parking garage connected to the hotel) $15 daily (one-time access); $18 for unlimited in/out access.  Prices are subject to change.

November 2021 Event Pricing

  Early Registration Regular Registration Late Registration
Dates Until 10/31/2021 11/1/2021-11/10/2021 11/11/2021-11/18/2021
Member Pricing $40.00 $45.00 $50.00
Non-member Pricing $55.00 $60.00 $65.00


November 15
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Registration
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Networking
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch & Awards Program

For More Information:

Kelly McLendon
Kelly McLendon
CAE Manager of Member Services Georgia Economic Developers Association (404)962-4110

If you would like to sponsor this event please contact Kelly McLendon at


·A registrant who does not submit a written cancellation, or attend the luncheon, is considered a "No Show.”No-Shows are not eligible for refunds or credits, and are still liable for outstanding balances.Those who are ill and have a doctor’s excuse or a death in the family will be excused.

·Substitutions will be accepted at any time.

·There will be no refunds or credits for cancellations after the close of business (5 p.m.) on seven days prior the event.

·All cancellation requests must be received in writing (email or hard copy) and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline.

·Refund requests must include the name of the attendee.

·When possible, refunds will be credited back to the original credit card used for payment.

·For those who have registered and choose the bill me or pay by check option you are still subject to the refund policy