Georgia Power’s board of directors has elected Doug Jenkins as vice president for the company’s West Region, effective immediately.

Jenkins will lead external activities for 415,000 customers in a 40-county area that includes Rome, Columbus and Macon. In addition, he will provide leadership and support for power delivery, customer service, sales and community and economic development efforts in the region.

“Doug’s 30-plus years of experience in regional external affairs, customer service, and operations make him well qualified to lead our efforts,” said Bentina Terry, senior vice president of Region External Affairs and Community Engagement for Georgia Power.

“His role as a highly recognized statewide leader in promoting education and economic development initiatives has proven instrumental in enhancing the communities we serve,” she added.

Jenkins will be headquartered in Columbus. Most recently, he served as regional director for Metro North in the Atlanta area.

He currently serves as chairman of the boards for the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce and the Council for Quality Growth. He also serves on the boards of directors for Partnership Gwinnett and Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful.

Previously, he chaired the boards for Gwinnett Technical College and the Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce and served on the executive committees for the Gwinnett Public Schools Foundation and the Gwinnett Student Leadership Team.

Jenkins is also an active member of the Gwinnett and North Fulton chapters of the Citizens of Georgia Power employee volunteer organization.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from Georgia State University. Jenkins is also a certified energy manager, a certified engineer-in-training and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

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