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Aqua America Announces Appointment of Utility Industry Veteran Christopher Womack to Board of Directors


Aqua America Inc. (NYSE:WTR) announced today at its annual meeting the
appointment of Christopher C. Womack to its board of directors.

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Utility industry veteran Christopher C. Womack was appointed to Aqua America's board of directors Ma ...

Utility industry veteran Christopher C. Womack was appointed to Aqua America's board of directors May 2, 2019. (Photo: Business Wire)

Womack is the president of external affairs for Southern Company, a
leading gas and electric utility holding company based in Atlanta. In
his current role, held since 2008, Womack directs the company's public
policy strategies and oversees the company's governmental and regulatory
affairs, corporate communication initiatives and other external and
strategic business engagements.

Womack has held multiple executive leadership positions at Southern
Company and its subsidiaries since he joined the organization in 1988.
Prior to his current role, he served as executive vice president of
Georgia Power Company, the largest subsidiary of Southern Company. He
has also held roles as senior vice president of fossil and hydro power
for Georgia Power Company, and as senior vice president of human
resources for Southern Company.

"Chris is a seasoned and skilled leader, with more than 20 years of
experience as an executive in the gas and electric utility industry,"
said Aqua America Chairman and CEO Christopher Franklin. "His strong
background in utility operations, human resources and public and
governmental affairs will be an asset to the Aqua board, particularly as
we add natural gas to our portfolio through the acquisition of Peoples
this year. Chris' superior caliber of thought leadership is sure to
benefit Aqua, our customers, employees and shareholders alike."

Before joining Southern Company, Womack worked for the U.S. House of
Representatives as a legislative aide to Leon Panetta and as staff
director for the Subcommittee on Personnel and Police, for the Committee
on House Administration. A native of Greenville, Alabama, Womack holds a
bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University and a master's degree
from The American University. He attended the Stanford Executive Program
in 2001.

Aqua America is the second-largest publicly traded water utility based
in the U.S., and serves more than 3 million people
in Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina, Illinois, Texas, New
Jersey, Indiana and Virginia. Visit for
more information or follow Aqua on Facebook at
and on Twitter at @MyAquaAmerica.


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