Paul Bowers

Chairman, President & CEO of Georgia Power

Paul Bowers was named chairman, president and chief executive officer of Georgia Power, effective Dec. 31, 2010.

The company is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company, one of the nation’s largest producers of electricity. Bowers joined the Southern Company system at Gulf Power in 1979 and has held executive leadership positions at multiple subsidiaries. Prior to his current position, he was chief financial officer of Southern Company, where he was rated by Institutional Investors magazine as one of the industry’s Top Three CFOs in America. In 1998, Bowers was elected president and CEO of South Western Electricity plc, Southern Company’s former U.K. subsidiary. From 2001 to 2008, he served as president (currently titled chief operations officer) of Southern Company Generation, where he was responsible for the company’s overall operational activities. He also served as CEO of Southern Power. Bowers serves on the boards of Nuclear Electric Insurance Ltd., AFLAC, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Research Alliance, the Georgia Historical Society, the Atlanta Committee for Progress and the Public Policy Advisory Board for the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. He is the 2015 chair of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, chair of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation, as well as a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Energy Policy Council and a trustee for The Woodruff Arts Center. He is the past chair of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education. A Pensacola, Fla., native, Bowers holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of West Florida and a master’s degree in management from Troy University. He is also a Harvard Business School Advanced Management graduate.

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