W. Paul Bowers

Chairman, President and CEO
Georgia Power

Paul Bowers has served as chairman, president and CEO of Georgia Power since 2010. Georgia Power is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company, one of the nation’s top producers of electricity.

Bowers joined Southern Company in 1979. He’s held executive leadership positions at many of the company’s subsidiaries. While serving as chief financial officer of Southern Company, he was rated by Institutional Investors magazine as one of the industry’s Top Three CFOs in America.

Bowers serves on the boards of Nuclear Electric Insurance Ltd., Aflac, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Historical Society, the Atlanta Committee for Progress and the Public Policy Advisory Board for the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.

He 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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 W. Paul Bowers, Chairman, President and CEO