"My work gives me the opportunity to make a positive economic impact at Georgia Power, create value in the diverse communities, and fulfill my personal passion of doing what I love."
Charmaine Ward is Corporate Relations Director for Georgia Power. She is responsible for building and maintaining key state and national relationships with diverse organizations and opinion leaders. Her efforts focus on forming strategic alliances with diverse segments of the company’s 2.5 million customers, corporate partners and civic organizations to garner support and promote advocacy for important industry and company issues. She also works closely with internal executives and community leaders to develop sustainable initiatives aligned with the company’s business goals and philanthropic strategies supporting its mission to be a citizen wherever we serve.
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, a serial entrepreneur, an adjunct professor at Georgia State, 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 Co-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 including Atlanta Technical College, “Bridge Builders Award”, 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”.
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 married to Keith Millner and has two step daughters, Hershey and Kameron.
Charmaine’s personal mission is to be a CATALYST, creating positive change in individuals and organizations through servant leadership.