Charissa Stokes was recently elected to Alabama Power’s Board of Directors, Charisse Stokes is an alumna of Auburn University at Montgomery and a native of the Montgomery area. Stokes is also the founder of a nonprofit organization called EduWerx which is aimed at exposing minorities and females to STEM. She is a veteran of the United States Air Force. Stokes currently serves as the Director of the Education Foundation for the Montgomery Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Chapter which providing STEM initiatives, grants, internships and scholarships to the local River Region community as well as the Midsouth Regional Vice President for AFCEA International. Stokes is a well-known community leader serving on the AFCEA International board of directors, Trenholm State Community College and Faulkner University Computer Science advisory boards, College of Business advisory board at Auburn University at Montgomery and the Saint James School board of trustees.