Georgia Power announced that it has elected Steven R. Ewing to the company’s board of directors. Ewing is owner, president and CEO of the Wade Ford Franchise in Smyrna, Georgia. Wade Ford is the oldest metro-Atlanta Ford dealer, serving customers from across the Southeast since 1933, and one of the largest Black-owned Ford dealerships in the country.
Ewing has owned and operated successful auto dealerships representing multiple domestic and international brands in Georgia, New Jersey and Pennsylvania during his career spanning more than 30 years. He purchased Wade Ford in 2002 and has since expanded its operations to offer exceptional customer service and new, pre-owned and fleet vehicles across three properties on South Cobb Drive in the metro-Atlanta area.
“Steven is an entrepreneurial and service-focused leader, who truly understands and embraces the positive impact that locally owned businesses have on the surrounding community,” said Kim Greene, chairman, president and CEO of Georgia Power. “At Georgia Power, we put our customers at the center of everything we do, while also working to fulfill our longstanding commitment to being A Citizen Wherever We Serve. Steven clearly shares these values, as well as unique expertise in the emerging e-mobility space that continues to evolve and grow across Georgia. We welcome him to the Georgia Power board of directors.”
In addition to providing local jobs and supporting the community through successful dealership operations, Ewing is passionate about public service and giving back wherever he does business. He has received the Public Service Award from the Cobb Chamber of Commerce and is actively involved across multiple local organizations such as Cascade Community Services, Hope thru Soap, the Atlanta Mission, as well as education-focused organizations such as the Riverwood High School Foundation, and the athletics programs for Campbell High School and South Cobb High School.
Ewing is a graduate of Delaware State University. He has been recognized as a Top 100 Ford Dealer in the United States, among other honors from Ford; is a board member of the Southeast Ford Dealer Advertising Association; a member as well as Past President and Chairman of FMMDA; and a member of Ford Motor Company’s Marketing Dealer Advisory Board.