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Jamal Jessie

Jamal Jessie

Workforce Development Manager Georgia Power

As the Workforce Development Manager for Georgia Power, Jamal and his team develop strategies that support Georgia’s talent pipeline for the energy industry and other target industries. Jamal’s team uses workforce data at the company and state levels to evaluate needs and build programs that support those goals. By guiding partnerships with education and workforce development organizations, associations, and government agencies, Jamal works to maximize available funding and educational opportunities associated with talent development.

In his previous role as Talent Acquisition Consultant, Jamal developed military hiring strategies, branding, and outreach efforts for Southern Company in support of Georgia Power, Gulf Power, and Southern Gas. Jamal’s efforts led to Southern Company being selected by two different publications as #2 Overall Best Company for Veterans in 2019.

Jamal began his career with Georgia Power as a Recruiting Consultant, supporting Customer Service & Operations (CSO) in 2015. Before that, he served 20 years in the United States Navy, retiring as a Chief Petty Officer in 2014. He was stationed onboard several U.S. Navy warships, serving as project manager. He completed four deployments to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

A native of New Orleans, Jamal holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Management from Southwestern College and a Master of Business Administration from Auburn University.

Jamal currently serves as the Executive Chair for the Georgia Energy & Industrial Construction Consortium (GEICC). He also serves on the Georgia Power Military Advisory Council and was past President of the Military Employee Resource Group (MVP) from 2017-2019. Jamal also serves as the Junior Vice Commander of Post 296 of the American Legion in Marietta.

Jamal is an active member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He also volunteers with several veterans’ organizations, including: Vetlanta, Hiring Heroes USA, and Veterati.

Jamal, and his wife, Marcheria, have two daughters and a Yorkie. Jamal enjoys playing golf and attending Atlanta sporting events.