End Users '20 under 40' 2015—Rob Warmack

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Rob Warmack, 29

Lead federal security compliance advisor, Corporate Security Group, Georgia Power Company


Rob Warmack thought he wanted to be a lawyer, but when he did an internship at the attorney general’s office in Washington, he realized “law school was not for me,” he said.

It was a temp job at Georgia Power that led him into security. He was working as a receptionist at the front desk, a role that falls under corporate security, and he got to know the supervisor of corporate security.

He became a mentor, Warmack said.

After six months at the front desk, Warmack moved to the badging office that led to another job as a technical security agent where he worked with access, video and other physical security systems.

Now, four years after he took that temp job, Warmack is responsible for access control, physical and electronic security and also leads the team in regulatory compliance for physical security.

Georgia Power is the largest of four electric utilities that make up Southern Company, and it has several offices. Right now there’s a major project going on across Southern to upgrade the entire enterprise to a new platform, which Warmack is very excited about.  

Asked what security technology he’d like to have if budget were not a concern, Warmack said he’d love to have full integration of access control and CCTV … and a global security operations center.

Warmack has enjoyed learning about security technology, something he did on the job. He also managed to earn an MBA within the past four years, going to school in the evenings.

He loves what he does because he “gets to touch every aspect of the business,” including investigations, protective services, event security and employee training, he said.