Meet June Wood
Get to know the woman behind the movement, her life, what she stands for, and what her plans are for our county!
Meet June Wood
June Wood retired from Georgia Power of Southern Company with 26.5 years of service. Wood retired in 2013 as Georgia Power’s Metro South External Affairs Manager serving Butts, Clayton, Henry, South Fulton, Fayette and Coweta Counties. Beginning in 2007 as the Metro South Region External Affairs Manager, Wood provided support for operations, sales, customer service, economic and community development to a region serving more than 255,000 customers.
Wood joined the Southern Company system in 1987, as a Civil Engineer in Plant Construction at Alabama Power. In 1996, Wood transferred to Georgia Power and served as the Lighting Services Sales Manager. In 2001, she was selected to serve the office of the President and Chief Executive Officer of Georgia Power. Wood was later selected as the Customer Service Sales & Service Manager at the Georgia Power Customer Care Center in Henry County providing leadership to nine supervisors and 190+ telephone Customer Service Representatives. Wood later provided oversight of the Executive Customer Relations organization managing Georgia Public Service Commission relations.
Wood earned a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in 1987. She has been affiliated with multiple professional organizations including the Association of Utility Professionals, American Association of Blacks in Energy, American Society of Civil Engineers, the Georgia 100 Mentoring Program and she is a graduate of the Georgia Economic Academy and the Regional Leadership Institute.
Wood is the Past Chair of the Henry County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and previously served as the Henry County Chamber of Commerce’s Vice Chair of Government & Education, as well as the Chair of the Henry County Chamber’s Education Foundation. Wood is the immediate past Chair of the Southern Crescent Technical College Board, and a member of the Piedmont Henry Hospital Board. She is the Founder & CEO of the Virtuous Women Life Academy, a newly established non-profit created to help homeless working women and their children in the Metro South Area. Wood served on the Henry, Butts & Clayton United Way Advisory Board and the Communities In Schools of Henry County Board.
June’s many contributions have been gratefully acknowledged:
Southern Crescent Technical College President’s Award of Excellence
Georgia Power’s Southern Style Excellence Award for Superior Performance
Office of Honorable Riverdale Mayor Evelyn Wynn-Dixon Executive Order
United Way of Greater Atlanta 2013 Campaign Chair of the Year
Leadership Henry “Ed Bridges Spirit of Community” Award
Henry County Board of Education Recognition of Commitment to Henry County Schools & Economics and Education (E2) Alliance.
Wood has been featured in Southern Journal Magazine as a “Woman of Substance” and in the We Are Clayton Magazine for her community leadership.
In 2013, Wood was presented House Resolution 775 by the Georgia House of Representatives for her leadership of economic development in the community. In 2014, Wood was presented Senate Resolution 786 recognizing and commending her retirement, leadership and deep personal commitment to the welfare of the citizens of Georgia.
Wood served as the co-leader of Henry County’s Economics & Education (E2) Initiative which mobilized over 100 Henry County elected and appointed leaders, school system representatives, businesses, and other community stakeholders to improve student academic performance and workforce development. Wood and her husband Michael have two daughters, Junee’ and Junette, and five grandchildren.