Donald V. Watkins
Chris Womack Was Not Alone in His Failed Southern Company Leadership
By: Donald V. Watkins
Copyrighted and Published on May 18, 2023
Southern Company CEO (elect) Christopher “Chris” Womack was not alone in his failed leadership at the giant utility company. Other powerful members of the Southern Company’s Management Council wallowed in ethical lapses, inappropriate sexual relationships, and unchecked displays of elitism and racism, all to the detriment of the company's 9 million customers in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, and Illinois.
Chris Womack’s womanizing was much worse than what we reported yesterday. The worst example of Womack's inappropriate sexual conduct will be published before he assumes the CEO's job on May 24, 2023.
James Y. “Jim” Kerr, II, the Southern Company’s former executive vice president, general counsel, chief compliance officer, and chief of staff to CEO Thomas Fanning, was not alone in his flagrant pattern and practice of "Old South" racism, as captured in his own words on a secretly recorded audiotape. Some of the men in the photo accompanying this teaser are bigger racists.
The Southern Company is dripping with ethical lapses among the executives on its Management Council. These lapses truly define the Southern Company's corrupt corporate culture, from top to bottom.
We will introduce the management council executives who have abandoned every core value embedded in the Southern Company’s Code of Ethics and Compliance Principles. No one inside or outside of the company is policing their conduct.
Some of these Management Council executives are rotten to the core.