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Paul Bowers

Chairman, President and CEO, Georgia Power

Paul Bowers serves as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Georgia Power. The company is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company, one of the nation's largest producers of electricity.

How can your success be tied back to your experience at UWF?

UWF provided a more intimate learning environment—one that allowed students to actively engage with our professors. It created a deeper learning experience and instilled confidence in my ability to translate these experiences into my work life.

What advice do you have for current students?

Enjoy learning because no matter what you do in the future, the foundation you lay today is built upon each and every day. Keep learning, ask questions and seek to understand.

How do you define a great leader?

Great leaders lead! They inspire teams or organizations to fulfill the highest of aspirations. Great leaders often think of themselves as coaches, and with that analogy, they celebrate the success of the team, not themselves.