Charmaine Ward
Director Corporate Relations
Georgia Power

As Director of Corporate Affairs for Georgia Power, Charmaine is responsible for building and maintaining key state and national relationships with diverse organizations and opinion leaders. She focuses on developing strategic alliances with customer groups to build the Georgia Power brand and garner support for energy issues. In her role, Charmaine works closely with internal executives, as well as community, civic, and government leaders to develop sustainable initiatives that create value for Georgia Power. 

 

Charmaine has held senior-level positions with Georgia-Pacific, John H. Harland, Bank of America, Showtime Networks and IBM. She has created tremendous value as a corporate leader in the areas of philanthropy, corporate affairs, diversity, marketing, and sales.

She is a noted speaker on topics including philanthropy, professional development, women’s empowerment, leadership development, personal branding, and entrepreneurship. She is also a serial entrepreneur, a certified John Maxwell Leadership Coach, and an Associate Certified Coach with ICF (International Coaching Federation).

Charmaine’s service to the community is widespread. She serves as Secretary for the National Black MBA national board, Vice Chair for the National Black Arts Festival Board, Secretary for the Atlanta Business League board and Chair of Special Events for Kenny Leon True Colors Theatre board. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Links, Inc. She is also an alumna of United Way VIP, Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP), Leadership Georgia, and Leadership Atlanta.

Charmaine is humbled by the numerous awards she has received recognizing her civic contributions:

  • Atlanta Tribune Magazine “Women to Watch”
  • Uptown Professional Magazine “Catalyst Award”
  • NBMBAA “Chapter President of the Year”
  • YWCA Greater Atlanta “Women of Achievement”
  • Who’s Who In Black Atlanta “30 Powerhouse Women”
  • Rolling Out Magazine “25 Women of Achievement”
  • Atlanta Business League “100 Most Influential Black Women in Atlanta”
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. “Torch Award”
  • Concerned Black Clergy “Corporate Award”
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. “Woman In Philanthropy”

Charmaine graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Economics from Clark Atlanta University and earned an MBA with honors from Kennesaw State University.

A native of Chicago, she is an avid reader, loves the theatre, and enjoys international travel. She is very proud of her role in Kenny Leon’s “Steel Magnolias” film.

Charmaine’s personal mission is to be a CATALYST, creating positive change in individuals and organizations through servant leadership.

 

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