Chairman’s Awards Luncheon Emcee
Charmaine Ward- Millner is a senior leader in social impact, corporate philanthropy and community engagement, and DE & I. In her former role as Corporate Relations Director for Georgia Power, she was responsible for building and maintaining key state and national relationships with diverse opinion leaders, forming strategic alliances with diverse segments of the company’s 2.5M customers, corporate partners, and civic organizations to promote advocacy for important industry and company initiatives.
She also worked closely with internal executives and community & government leaders to develop sustainable initiatives aligned with the company’s business goals and philanthropic strategies.
Charmaine has held senior-level positions with Georgia-Pacific, John H. Harland, Bank of America, Showtime Networks, and IBM. She has created tremendous value as a corporate leader in the areas of corporate philanthropy, foundation, corporate affairs, diversity, marketing, and sales.
She is a noted speaker, adjunct professor at Georgia State, serial entrepreneur, John Maxwell Leadership Coach], and an ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC).
Charmaine’s service to the community is widespread. She is a member of the Board of Trustees for Clark Atlanta University and Secretary for the National Black MBA national board. She also serves on the Urban League of Greater Atlanta Board, Atlanta Technical College Foundation Board, Atlanta Business League Foundation Board, Operation HOPE Regional Board, Latin Community Fund Board, NBAF Advisory Council, and Alliance Theatre Advisory Board. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., The Links, Inc., Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., and the National Council of Negro Women. She is also an alumna of United Way VIP, Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP), Leadership Georgia, and Leadership Atlanta.
Charmaine graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Economics from Clark Atlanta University and earned an MBA with honors from Kennesaw State University.
A native of Chicago, she is an avid reader, loves the theatre, and enjoys international travel. She is married to Keith Millner.
Charmaine’s personal mission is “To be a CATALYST, creating positive change in individuals, organizations, and communities by making connections, coaching and being a servant leader”.