Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

NRE Seminar

Title:

What's New At Georgia Power

Speaker:

Mr. Ronny Just

Affiliation:

Georgia Power

When:

Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 11:00:00 AM

Where:

MRDC Building, Room 4211

Host:

Dr. Nolan Hertel
Nolan.hertel@me.gatech.edu
404-385-3113

Abstract

What's New at Georgia Power


Biography

Ronny Just serves as the External Issues Manager for Governmental & Regulatory Affairs for Georgia Power. In this position, he develops and implements statewide strategies for ensuring informed policy-making around energy and environmental matters. In previous positions he served as the Environmental Issues and Air Quality Manager for Environmental Affairs where he oversaw power plant compliance, and helped improve working relationships with environmental advocacy groups such as the Sierra Club and the Georgia Conservancy. Ronny also was the Customer Service Manager for more than 14 business offices in the Northeast Georgia, serving more than 156,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers. He has had extensive experience working collaboratively with elected officials across the southeast and Washington, D.C. through his roles as Senior Environmental Specialist, Assistant to the Vice President of Governmental and Regulatory Affairs, and Federal Legislative Affairs Director. In these positions, he assisted with providing a science-based voice on energy and environmental issues. In the Atlanta community, Ronny is a board member for the Georgia Institute of Environmental Leadership, the Clean Air Campaign, and co-chairs the Georgia Chamber of Commerce Energy & Environment Committee. He also served at the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce as a loaned executive as Interim Vice President for Transportation Policy. Ronny is a graduate of Georgia Southern with a BS in Biology. He and his wife Kim, a Register Nurse and Georgia Southern University alumni, reside in Atlanta. He just celebrated 30 years of service with Georgia Power.