Building the future of energy is a big mission, and we’re honored to take it on. Our values set us apart, and they make us who we are.
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.
From leading the nation’s new nuclear initiative with two state-of-the-art units in Georgia to adding more than 4,000 megawatts of renewable energy since 2012, and exploring beyond-the-meter customer solutions through PowerSecure and our partnership with Silicon Valley's Bloom Energy, Southern Company is the only U.S. energy provider investing in an all-of-the-above approach to America's energy future.
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Our Management Council is responsible for creating and implementing the company's vision and plan.
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Georgia Power
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mississippi Power
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Southern Nuclear Operating Company
Executive Vice President, Operations, Southern Company and CEO, Southern Company Services, Inc.
Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer and Customer Solutions Officer
Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Southern Company
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Alabama Power Company
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Southern Company Gas
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, Southern Company
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Southern Company
Executive Vice President and President of External Affairs, Southern Company
Southern Company participates in the legislative and regulatory process, especially related to proposed laws or rules that impact our customers and shareholders. We work closely with both national and state leaders.
Southern Company maintains an office and staff in Washington, D.C., to interact with Congress and with agencies, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense, and the Environmental Protection Agency. We use outside firms to assist our efforts, and we support a number of trade organizations that engage in lobbying activities as well. We also work with state and local legislators and policymakers.
Southern Company sponsors Political Action Committees that make contributions to candidates for public office using funds voluntarily donated by employees. We contribute to various Republican and Democratic candidates, other Political Action Committees, and political organizations such as the Republican and Democratic national committees. Information on Political Action Committee federal contributions is publicly available through the Federal Elections Commission.