Mike Anderson serves as senior vice president for Georgia Power and President and CEO of both Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. and Southern Company Corporate Foundation.
Mike leads the company’s charitable giving and is also a member of the Georgia Power Management Council. Prior to this position, he served as vice president of Corporate Services, with responsibility for corporate safety, labor relations, fleet management, and workforce development
and training. An Atlanta native, Mike received a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he was also inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni. He has an MBA from Emory University and is an alumnus of Regional Leadership Institute, Leadership Georgia and Leadership Atlanta. Since beginning his career with Georgia Power, Mike has held numerous leadership positions in Capital Budgeting, System Planning, Customer Operations, Information Technology, Marketing and External Affairs. Prior to joining Georgia Power, Mike was recruited from Texas Instruments in Dallas, where he was responsible for quality control component testing of nuclear warhead guidance systems. In the community, Mike serves on numerous boards, including St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, Georgia Tech Advisory Board, Southeastern Council of Foundations, Zoo Atlanta, Emory University Board of Visitors, Georgia Tech Industrial & Systems Engineering, Chick-fil-A Bowl, IntegralGude Advisory Board and Georgia Tech Athletic Association. His past board affiliations include the Eisenhower Consortium for Science and Mathematics, 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Electric Vehicle Association of the Americas, Regional Atlanta Civic League, Buckhead Business Association, Atlanta Area Council of Boy Scouts of America, Kennestone Health Care Foundation and the Center for Puppetry Arts. Anderson’s recognitions include the Atlanta Area Council of Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver and Whitney M. Young awards, Chauncey Davis Foundation’s Man of the Year Award, Atlanta Business League Men of Distinction Award and