Meet Tom, CEO of Southern Company
Tom Fanning has been chairman, president and CEO of Southern Company since 2010. Under his leadership, our 32,000-strong team continues to build the future of energy and improve peoples’ lives. We focus on finding the best ways to bring clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy to all our neighborhoods across the country.
“In everything we do, our goal is to provide people with ways to better meet their economic challenges, build better communities and seek a better future for their children.” -Tom Fanning, CEO
With more than 35 years of experience at Southern Company, Tom also serves as chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and holds senior positions in a number of business and public policy organizations. Tom is an internationally respected voice on topics that range from energy innovation and economic growth, to cybersecurity.
His passion for building better communities guides his vision, and Tom has led the industry in developing the full portfolio of our energy resources. From leading the nation’s nuclear initiative with two state-of-the-art units in Georgia to building an innovative coal gasification facility in Mississippi, and adding more than 4,000 megawatts of renewable energy since 2012, the Southern Company system is the only U.S. energy provider investing in nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency.
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