"Technology development for our company is critical for us moving forward, especially in seeking alternative forms of generating electricity."
Paul Bowers was named 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 of Southern Company Generation, where he was responsible for the company’s operational activities, as well as CEO of Southern Power.
He serves on the boards of Nuclear Electric Insurance Ltd., Georgia Chamber of Commerce, AFLAC and the Georgia Historical Society. He is chairman of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, past chair of the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education and vice chair of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. Bowers also is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s energy policy council and a trustee for The Woodruff Arts Center.
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 also is a Harvard Business School Advanced Management graduate.
Paul Bowers has been serving
the customers of Georgia Power and its parent company, Southern Company, for over two decades.
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