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Rondah Q. Thomas

Area Manager, S. DeKalb & Rockdale County
Georgia Power

Rondah holds the significant role of Area Manager, overseeing the operational territories of S. Dekalb and Rockdale Counties. In this capacity, she assumes responsibility for a wide range of external engagements and community initiatives, ensuring robust involvement and positive outreach in South DeKalb and Rockdale counties. Additionally, Rondah plays a pivotal role in providing vital support and seamless coordination for regional operations, sales, customer service, as well as community and economic development. She also actively contributes to nurturing a culture of trust, inclusivity, and continuous improvement, while driving Southern Company's Moving to Equity efforts within the communities we proudly serve.


Rondah began her career with Georgia Power in 1997 as a member of the Professional Development Program. Since then, she has had an extensive career in Human Resources serving in the following positions: Recruiter, HR Business Partner, Manager of Talent Management and Diversity Equity & Inclusion Consultant. Rondah most recently served as the Human Resources Business Partner for External Affairs and Charitable Giving where she provided HR consultative services and support.

In the community, Rondah serves as secretary for Gresham Park Community Development and has been actively involved in educating students in underserved communities in DeKalb County. She is a member of the 2022 Leadership Rockdale and 2023 Leadership Dekalb class and leads the Women’s and Children’s Ministry at First Baptist Church, Gresham Road. She is also a board member of both the Rockdale and Dekalb Chambers of Commerce. She is on the Advisory Board for Chris 180 as well as the board of Advance Dekalb and Georgia Piedmont Technical College.


Rondah was born and raised in Dekalb County and educated through the Dekalb County School System. Rondah has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech.

Rondah is married to Norman Thomas, Jr., principal of Cedar Grove Elementary School and pastor of First Baptist Church, Gresham Road. They reside in Conyers, GA with their 4 children, Lauren (20), Norman, III (18), Lindsay (15), and Londyn (8).

Tiffany Callaway Ferrell

Tiffany Callaway Ferrell serves as vice president of operations for Atlanta Gas Light and Chattanooga Gas Companies where she is responsible for day-to-day operations, including safety, compliance, operational excellence and financial performance, for more than 700,000 customers. Atlanta Gas Light and Chattanooga Gas are subsidiaries of Southern Company Gas which serves more than 4.5 million utility customers in seven states.

Most recently she was the General Manager of Shared Services, Georgia Power Company where she was responsible for leading several statewide organizations under the shared services umbrella, including Cable Locating, Geographical Solutions and Services, Land Engineering, Metering Services, and the Repair Shop.

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Vice President, Operations
Atlanta Gas Light Company & Chattanooga Gas Company

Previous roles held by Ferrell in the energy industry at Southern Company Gas and Atlanta Gas Light, include director of regional operations; Metro Atlanta, regional manager, Central Georgia and automated meter reading; asset protection manager; operations manager of liquid natural gas facilities; and senior Federal Energy Regulatory Commission advisor.


Ferrell also served as fleet operations manager for Southern Company Gas, which led to her gubernatorial appointment to the Commission for a New Georgia Fleet Task Force.


Prior to joining Southern Company Gas, Ferrell held roles in logistics and engineering with General Mills Inc.


Ferrell was a member of the 2005 inaugural L.E.A.D Atlanta class and Leadership Macon 2010 and Leadership DeKalb 2013. She currently serves on the Atlanta Business League Board of Directors, Chair and is an officer on The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Incorporated, Metropolitan Atlanta Board of Directors.


She is an active member of the community and was honored in the 2012 issue of “Who’s Who in Black Atlanta for Corporate Brass.” She was honored as one of the 100 Most Influential African-American Women in Atlanta in 2017 by the Atlanta Business League and received the prestigious League Leadership Award in 2016.


Ferrell received her chemical engineering degree from Vanderbilt University and was awarded the Gertrude Vanderbilt Scholarship. She earned a Master of Business Administration at Robinson School of Business, Georgia State University, where she was selected as a Nita Robinson Scholar and served as an adjunct professor.


Tiffany and her family live in Atlanta. She spends her free time with her family and is actively engaged in her community through her church and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated.

Rodah Q Thomas
Tiffany Callaway Farrell
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