"We're helping to build the future. The world is changing and Georgia needs to be on the forefront of that change."
Joseph Lillyblad is the Education and Workforce Development Manager for the C&ED team, leading initiatives to support the economic workforce and education needs within our communities. In this role, Joseph is responsible for developing strategies for Pre-K through post-secondary students that best leverage Georgia Power's resources and expertise. Joseph's team focuses on contributing to a highly qualified future STEM workforce as well as partnering with education organizations throughout the state. Joseph describes his role as more than a career, but an opportunity to give back to the kids of Georgia.
Prior to joining Community and Economic Development, Joseph worked in Human Resources managing talent acquisition and workforce development for Georgia Power, Gulf Power and Southern Company. Before that, he supported Southern Nuclear and worked in the healthcare industry focusing on talent, workforce development and implementing strategic plans for growth.
Joseph earned his undergraduate degree in International Relations from Kennesaw State University and currently serves on the board of Communities in Schools of Georgia.
Originally from Minneapolis, Joseph has lived in the South for over half his life-- and prefers the weather here. His number one passion is traveling the globe as much as possible, and his favorite destination so far is Thailand. (Good thing Atlanta is such a great transportation hub). When he's not globe-hopping, Joseph and his family call Atlanta home. He's a fan of historical period pieces-- he and his maltipoo, George, currently await the third Season of Netflix's The Crown.