Becky Blalock is the Managing Partner at Advisory Capital; a strategic consulting firm providing expertise to companies involved in the energy and information technology industries. She is known as a thought leader on IT and cyber security and serves on the board of two pubic companies, Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure and Aspen Aerogels She has been widely quoted in major publications including the Wall Street Journal, INC Magazine, Forbes Magazine and many others.
As former Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Southern Company, Blalock spent nearly a decade directing IT strategy and operations for the 3rd largest utility company in the world. Under her leadership, Southern Company was recognized as one of the 100 Most Innovative Companies by CIO magazine and one of the 100 Best Places to Work in IT by Computerworld magazine. In addition to her work in information technology, Blalock spent over two decades serving Southern Company in leadership positions including accounting, corporate communications, customer service, economic development, external affairs, finance and marketing.
Becky is a Trustee for the Woodruff Arts Foundation and serves on the Board of Councilors for The Carter Center. She serves on the advisory board of Sol America and is a member of the board visitors of the business school at Mercer University. She also serves on the board of the Atlanta Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors and is on the board of the Harvard Business School Club of Atlanta. Becky was recently listed in Financial Times Agenda 50 as a Board Candidate with skills in new technologies and was named one of the 17 Inspiring Women to Watch in 2017 by Inc. magazine.
She has received a host of distinctions; Computerworld magazine named her a Premier IT Leader and she was named CIO of the Year in the energy industry by Energy Biz magazine. She was given the Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award from Georgia CIO Leadership Association and the Legacy Award from Women in Technology. The Atlanta Women’s foundation honored her with their Shining Star Award for her work on behalf of Women and Children.
In 2013 her best-selling book, Dare, straight talk on confidence courage and career for Women in Charge, was published by Wiley. She is frequently sought after to speak on leadership and building confidence in the workplace.
Blalock successfully completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard University. She holds a master’s degree with honors in finance from Mercer University and an undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of West Georgia. In March 2017, Blalock completed the Cyber Security Certification program at Georgia Tech.