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Paul Bowers

Paul Bowers

  • Trustee

Paul Bowers served as chairman and chief executive officer of Georgia Power since 2011. He also served as president of the company from 2011 to 2020. The company is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company, one of the nation’s leading energy providers.

Paul joined the Southern Company system at Gulf Power in 1979 and has held executive leadership positions at multiple subsidiaries.

Prior to his last position, he was named Chief Financial Officer of Southern Company in 2008 and was recognized by institutional Investor magazine as one of the top 3 CFO’s in America.

In 1998, Paul was elected president and CEO of South Western Electricity LLC (Southern Company’s former U.K. subsidiary), which he later transformed into Western Power Distribution (WPD), a distribution network company. In 2001, he was elected president of Southern Company Generation, where he was responsible for the company’s overall operational activities. He also served as CEO of Southern Power.

He is curator for the Georgia Historical Society. Paul is a past member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Energy Policy Council, the Nuclear Electric Insurance Ltd. (past chairman) and the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. Mr. Bowers currently serves on the boards of AFLAC, Claiborne Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) private equity holdings brand and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

For his professional achievements and his commitment to the well-being of the citizens of Georgia, Paul has received the American Jewish Committee’s National Human Relations Award and the Council for Quality Growth’s Four Pillar Award, and has been inducted into the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame. In 2018, Paul was inducted as a Georgia Trustee by the governor of Georgia for exemplifying the highest standard of "Not for Self, but for Others" in his life and career.

A Pensacola, Fla., native, Paul holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of West Florida and a master’s degree from Troy University. He is also a Harvard Business School AMP graduate.


  • 6/24/2021 - 1/6/2026