Christy Terrell, Georgia Power Foundation

TITLE: Northeast Region External Affairs Manager

FOCUS AREAS: Health & human services, education improvement, environmental stewardship, arts and culture, civic & community

CONTACT: 706-357-6530, crterrel@southernco.com

PROFILE: Christy Terrell is the region external affairs manager Georgia Power Foundation for the Northeast region of the state. This includes 20 counties in Northeast Georgia. She has been in this position since October 2006 and is based in Athens, Georgia.

Terrell has had other long-term positions at Georgia Power, including 10 years in two other positions at the company. She has been with the company since 1986, and her educational background is at the University of Georgia.  

In a local interview, she shared:

To me, being a woman in business means you constantly push yourself beyond your comfort zone to pursue your goals. It means you cannot depend on anyone else to make your dreams come true, and it means you work where you feel like you are making a difference, but more importantly you enjoy what you do.
I believe in Georgia Power’s motto ‘to be a citizen wherever we serve’ and that motto empowers me to be the best I can be representing the company in the community. It is important for each and every woman to find a network of women who encourage each other and support each other.

You can also read a “Real Housewives Athens” interview with Terrell here.