J. Wells Ellenberg

Government Affairs Associate
Southern Company

Bachelor of Arts (AB) in Political Science

Wells Ellenberg is a government affairs associate at Southern Company, one of America’s largest producers of electricity. In this role, he researches, analyzes and advocates public policy solutions advancing Southern Company‚Äôs mission to provide clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy to its customers. Additionally, Wells supports grassroots and advocacy campaigns; manages critical projects and events; and offers high-level administrative support, drafting briefing materials, presentations, talking points and other internal and external communications for company executives.

With more than 4.4 million customers and nearly 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is the premier energy company serving the Southeast. Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states, a growing competitive generation company, a licensed operator of three nuclear generating plants, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for energy innovation, excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are below the national average.


AB, The University of Georgia 2013 Political Science

Pre-Occupation (Hobbies)

Golf, hunting, fishing and scuba diving

Volunteer Activities / Service on Boards

Volunteer Staff, American Legion Boys Nation (2010 – Present)