J. Wells Ellenberg

Government Affairs Manager
Southern Company

Bachelor of Arts (AB) in Political Science

Wells Ellenberg serves as government affairs manager for Southern Company, America’s second-largest energy utility. In this role, he works with the United States Congress to develop public policy solutions that support the company’s mission of providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy to more than 9 million customers nationwide. Previously, Ellenberg managed external affairs and communications for Southern Company Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas A. Fanning. Prior to joining Southern Company, he managed John McCallum’s campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives and also held positions with the Coca-Cola Company and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.


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)

Board of Directors, Georgia State Society of Washington, DC (2015-2016)

Board of Directors, University of Georgia Athletic Association (2011-2012)