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Ron Shipman

Ron Shipman recently retired as vice president of Georgia Power's Southwest Region. In this role, Shipman led Georgia Power's operations for 442,200 customers in a 59-county area that included the cities of Macon, Columbus and Valdosta.

Shipman received a bachelor's degree in biology from Morehouse College and an MBA from Shorter College. He has completed numerous leadership development programs including Leadership Georgia, the Regional Leadership Institute (RLI), and the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership (IGEL). In the community, Shipman serves on the Board of Directors for NewTown Macon, the 21st Century Partnership, he is the 2018 Past Chair of the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce and Chair of the Macon Economic Development Commission (MEDC). Shipman enjoys music, swimming and the great outdoors. He also tries to play golf.