Tom A. Fanning

Former President, Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer at The Southern Company

Tom A. Fanning

Tom A. Fanning

Former President, Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer at The Southern Company

Overview
Career Highlights

Wheless Partners Executive Search
Mississippi Power Company
The Southern Company

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4443

Number of Boards

16

Birthday

1957 - Morristown, NJ, United States

Age

64

Number of Awards

1

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Former Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President at The Southern Company

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board of Southern Company Gas at The Southern Company

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Chief Executive Officer at Georgia Power Co.

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Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer of Mississippi Power at The Southern Company

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Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Chief Compliance Officer at The Southern Company

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Chief Executive Officer, Southern Powersecure Holdings at The Southern Company

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Chief Executive Officer at Georgia Power Co.

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Executive Vice President for Operations of SCS at The Southern Company

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Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at The Southern Company

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Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Southern Nuclear Operating Company at The Southern Company

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Tom A. Fanning
Former President, Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer at The Southern Company
Education
Master's in Industrial Management

The Georgia Institute of Technology is a public research university in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States. It is a part of the University System of Georgia and has satellite campuses in Savannah, Georgia; Metz, France; Athlone, Ireland; Shanghai, China; and Singapore. The educational institution was founded in 1885 as the Georgia School of Technology as part of Reconstruction plans to build an industrial economy in the post-Civil War Southern United States. Initially, it offered only a degree in mechanical engineering. By 1901, its curriculum had expanded to include electrical, civil, and chemical engineering. In 1948, the school changed its name to reflect its evolution from a trade school to a larger and more capable technical institute and research university. Today, Georgia Tech is organized into six colleges and contains about 31 departments/units, with emphasis on science and technology. It is well recognized for its degree programs in engineering, computing, business administration, the sciences, architecture, and liberal arts.

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Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

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The University of Virginia Darden School of Business is one of the world's leading business schools, offering MBA, Ph.D. and Executive Education programs.The Darden School improves the world by developing and inspiring responsible leaders and by advancing knowledge.The unique Darden experience combines the case study method, the highest-ranked faculty whose research advances global managerial practice and business education, and a tight-knit learning environment to develop principled and complete leaders.

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IMD business school is located in Lausanne, Switzerland. It consistently ranks at the top compared to other business schools worldwide. In 2012 and 2013, it was ranked first in open programs worldwide by the Financial Times. Its MBA program is ranked among the top tier programs in the world.

Memberships
Member
Current

The Business Roundtable advocates public policies that ensure economic growth. It considers public policy issues which contains groups like the construction users anti-inflation roundtable, a group devoted to containing construction costs; and the labor law study committee, made up of labor relations executives of major companies. The Business Roundtable was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Member
Current

CEO Action For Diversity & Inclusion is the CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. The company is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Career History
President, Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer
1980 - Current

Southern Company is an American gas and electric utility holding company based in the southern United States. It is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with executive offices also located in Birmingham, Alabama. The company is currently the second largest utility company in the U.S. in terms of customer base. Through its subsidiaries it serves 9 million gas and electric utility customers in 6 states. Southern Company's regulated regional electric utilities serve a 120,000-square-mile (310,000 km2) territory with 27,000 miles (43,000 km) of distribution lines.

Principal
Current

The mission of the American Energy Innovation Council is to foster strong economic growth, create jobs in new industries, and reestablish America’s energy technology leadership through robust, public investments in the development of clean energy technologies.

Member-Atlanta Center Governing
Current

World Association of Nuclear Operators operates as an association of nuclear operators of every company and country in the world of operating commercial nuclear power plant to achieve standards of nuclear safety. The company was founded on May 15, 1989 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

Boards & Committees
Director
2010 - Prior

Alabama Power Co. engages in the generation, distribution and sale of electricity. The firm owns coal reserves near its Plant Gorgas and uses the output of coal from the reserves in its generating plants. It also sells, and cooperates with dealers in promoting the sale of electric appliances. The company was founded by William Patrick Lay, James Mitchell and Thomas W. Martin on December 4, 1906 and is headquartered in Birmingham, AL.

Director
2005 - 2011

Over the past decade, The St. Joe Company (NYSE: JOE) has earned its reputation as one of Florida's premier real estate development companies and one of the nation's most acclaimed placemakers. With approximately 574,000 acres of land, concentrated primarily in Northwest Florida between Tallahassee and Destin, St. Joe is helping to bring high-quality, strategic growth to the last, best part of Florida. The Company is focused on becoming the primary supplier of entitled land in Northwest Florida. St. Joe’s land-use entitlements in hand or in process totals approximately 31,600 residential units and approximately 11.6 million square feet of commercial space, as well as an additional 642 acres with land-use entitlements for commercial uses. In addition, the Company manages timber operations on thousands of acres of rural lands and thousands of acres of land available that is suitable for rural recreation or large-scale retreats. Today, St. Joe is working with a wide range of strategic partners and third-party developers on resort, residential, commercial and industrial developments in Northwest Florida.

Director
Prior

Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. provides energy and environmental research services. It conducts research and development relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public. The firm also provides technology, policy and economic analyses to drive long-range research and development planning and supports research in emerging technologies. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

Co-Chair, Base Realignment & Closure Advisory Committee
Prior
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2013

The Georgia Institute of Technology is a public research university in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States. It is a part of the University System of Georgia and has satellite campuses in Savannah, Georgia; Metz, France; Athlone, Ireland; Shanghai, China; and Singapore. The educational institution was founded in 1885 as the Georgia School of Technology as part of Reconstruction plans to build an industrial economy in the post-Civil War Southern United States. Initially, it offered only a degree in mechanical engineering. By 1901, its curriculum had expanded to include electrical, civil, and chemical engineering. In 1948, the school changed its name to reflect its evolution from a trade school to a larger and more capable technical institute and research university. Today, Georgia Tech is organized into six colleges and contains about 31 departments/units, with emphasis on science and technology. It is well recognized for its degree programs in engineering, computing, business administration, the sciences, architecture, and liberal arts.

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The First Tee is an international youth development organization introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to young people. Through after school and in school programs, they help shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by reinforcing values like integrity, respect and perseverance through the game of golf. And it’s making a difference.Their research-proven programs are having a positive impact on participants, their families and their communities.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #74
2014
Chief Executive Magazine - Wealth Creators
Events
Speaker
Aspen, CO, United States
2012 Aspen Ideas Festival

The 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival engaged its participants in a variety of programs, tutorials, seminars and discussion events that together are guaranteed to charge the atmosphere with vibrant intellectual exchange.

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