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Michael K. Anderson

Georgia Power Company


 Mike Anderson is senior vice president for Georgia Power, and President & CEO of Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. and Southern Company Charitable Foundation. Mike manages the company’s Community and Corporate Relations organization and is also a member of the Georgia Power Management Council. Prior to this position, Mike served as vice president of Corporate Services. In this role, he was responsible for Corporate Safety, Labor Relations, Fleet Management, Workforce Development and Workforce Training. An Atlanta native, Mike received a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he was also inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni. He has an MBA from Emory University and is an alumnus of the Regional Leadership Institute, Leadership Georgia and Leadership Atlanta. Since beginning his career with Georgia Power, Mike has held numerous leadership positions in Capital Budgeting, System Planning, Customer Operations, Information Technology, Marketing and External Affairs. Prior to joining Georgia Power, Mike was recruited from Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas, where he was responsible for quality control and component testing of nuclear warhead guidance systems. In the community, Mike is chair of the Georgia Tech Advisory Board, and co-chair of the Zoo Atlanta board, and serves on numerous other boards, including Saint Joseph’s Healthcare System, Southeastern Council of Foundations, Emory University Board of Visitors, Georgia Tech Industrial & Systems Engineering, Chick-Fil-A Bowl and Georgia Tech Athletic Association. His past board affiliations include the Eisenhower Consortium for Science and Mathematics, 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Electric Vehicle Association of the Americas, Regional Atlanta Civic League, Buckhead Business Association, Atlanta Area Council of Boy Scouts of America, Kennestone Health Care Foundation and Center for Puppetry Arts. Mike’s recognitions include the Atlanta Area Council of Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver and Whitney M. Young Awards, Woodruff Arts Center Exceptional Service Award, Chauncey Davis Foundation’s Man of the Year Award, Atlanta Business League Men of Distinction Award and Georgia Institute of Technology’s Total Person Alumnus Award.

Research Interest

 electrical and electronic systems

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