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Tonya Hicks

Power Solutions, Inc.
President & CEO
Tonya L. Hicks is the President and CEO of Power Solutions, Inc. and the Managing Principalof Women Do Everything, LLC. Ms. Hicks is a serial entrepreneur, mom, and a journeyman wireman electrician in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). She became the first woman to attain the status of inside journeyman wireman in IBEW Local 917 in her hometown of Meridian, Mississippi. She is also one of the first few African American women to join the IBEW in the State of Mississippi. Her primary jobs as an electrician were industrial; working in paper mills, steel mills, and car plants. Ms. Hicks specializes in robotics and high voltage equipment installation and repair. In 2000, at the age of 28, Ms. Hicks founded PowerSolutions, Inc.; an electrical contracting company. Power Solutions is now in its 17th year and growing! In 2015, Ms. Hicks, turned the then womendoeverything.com blog into a business.She launched Women Do Everything LLC; a digital subscription based home management company that provides home maintenance, repairs and asset management for busy successful women and couples. Later that year, Tonya Hicks was chosen as one of fifteen women to be a participant in the City of Atlanta Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI) inaugural class; representing her start-up company Women Do Everything. As a result of the City of Atlanta’s WEI program, Tonya Hicks and fellow WEI inaugural class member Lynn Lilly will launch Poppyville in spring 2018! Poppyville is an interactive shared-workspace facility featuring programming and training focused on serving Atlanta's women and youth with entrepreneurship or workforce training across traditional and non-traditional industries.

Tonya is a single parent to two sons; Rashadim (24) and Vincent (11). Ms. Hicks serves on multiple non-profit boards and volunteers in various community projects. She is a member of several business organizations including; the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Women’s Chamber of Commerce Atlanta and the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). Ms. Hicks received an award for her high accomplishments, achievements and service to Georgia’s communities by the Atlanta-Metro Chapter of Georgia Black Constructors Association in 2013. She also received the Women in Business ExcellenceAward from the Fulton County Board of Commissioners in 2013. She has been featured in several magazines including, The Atlanta Tribune, Atlanta Woman Magazine and Upscale Magazine to name a few. Ms. Hicks enjoys playing golf, cooking, gardening, and working in the community.