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Kristy Rachal is Community & Economic Development Director at Georgia Power Company, where she is responsible for business development, business recruitment, and supporting local communities through leadership development, strategic planning, industry expansion and retention. Before assuming her current role, Kristy was the Land Sales Manager at Georgia Power, where she oversaw the sale, leasing and donation of Company property.
Kristy also served as a Senior Staff Attorney at Georgia Power. Prior to joining GPC, Kristy was the Director of the Consumers’ Utility Counsel Division of the Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs, where she represented the state of Georgia’s small business and residential customers in the areas of gas, electricity, and telecommunications. She also worked as an attorney for Women and Children’s Advocacy Project under the Legal Clinic for the Homeless.
A native of Montgomery, Alabama, Kristy is a graduate of Spelman College, where she majored in English/Pre-Law. She received her law degree from the University of Georgia. She is a member of the Georgia Economic Developers Association, the State Bar of Georgia, Energy Bar Association, CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Atlanta, the Urban Land Institute, the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College, the University of Georgia Alumni Association, and the Atlanta Bar Association. She has served as a volunteer for the American Cancer Society and the State Bar of Georgia’s High School Mock Trial Competition, and she has served on the boards of VOX Teen Communications, CREW Atlanta, Georgia CASA, and the Atlanta Science Festival.
She currently serves on the boards of Park Pride, the Georgia Academy for Economic Development and Georgia City Solutions. She is a graduate of the Urban Land Institute’s Center for Leadership, CREW Atlanta’s Leadership Class, the Regional Leadership Institute, and Leadership Georgia. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband Tyrone and daughter Chloe.