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Georgia Power’s senior vice president of Charitable Giving and president and CEO of Georgia Power Foundation, inc , Mike Anderson announces plans to retire after more than 43 years of service.

Georgia Power’s senior vice president of Charitable Giving and president and CEO of Georgia Power Foundation, inc , Mike Anderson announces plans to retire after more than 43 years of service.

May 25, 2023

Georgia Power today announced that Michael K. Anderson, senior vice president of Charitable Giving and president and CEO of Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. (Foundation) and Southern Company Charitable Foundation, plans to retire after more than 43 years of service, effective Sept. 8, 2023.

Anderson has served in his current roles since 1979, and, during that time, has led the company in supporting and partnering with thousands of non-profit and community organizations across the state of Georgia. In 2022 alone, Georgia Power invested $42 million into Georgia communities and non-profit organizations and programs. The time, resources and investments made through company and Foundation giving as well as employee and retiree giving and volunteerism were primarily focused on education, the environment and empowering communities throughout Georgia.

“The state of Georgia, its communities and its people truly have a champion and advocate when it comes to Mike,” said Kim Greene, chairman, president and CEO of Georgia Power. “He is the epitome of being a citizen wherever we serve – a shining example to all at Georgia Power and beyond. His passion for getting out and leading in the community, finding the real needs in our state and guiding us on how to make a difference in those areas is unmatched. While we will miss him personally and professionally, we are so incredibly grateful for the legacy and standard of giving he has left on Georgia Power.”

Over his four-decade career with Georgia Power, Anderson served in many roles, including vice president of Corporate Services, where he was responsible for Corporate Safety, Labor Relations, Fleet Management, Workforce Development and Workforce Training. He has held numerous leadership positions in Capital Budgeting, System Planning, Customer Operations, Information Technology, Marketing and External Affairs. Prior to joining Georgia Power, he worked for Texas Instruments, where he was responsible for quality control and component testing of nuclear warhead guidance systems.

“Mike has done an incredible job connecting our people and our company with the organizations and programs on the frontline, really making a difference in our communities,” said Chris Womack, president of Southern Company. “We’re fortunate to have had his leadership over the years, and I know our impact at Georgia Power and Southern Company has been made greater because of him. He really had a vision for what a corporate foundation could accomplish and saw it through. I know Mike’s work isn’t done, and we’ll continue to see him engaged in the community making a difference.”

In the community, Anderson serves on numerous boards including chair of Emory - Saint Joseph’s Healthcare System, National Urban League, ENGAGE, Atlanta Police Foundation, Georgia Tech Foundation and President’s Advisory Board, Peach Bowl Inc. and the Atlanta Track Club. His past board affiliations include Georgia Tech Industrial & Systems Engineering, Georgia Tech Athletic Association, Eisenhower Consortium for Science and Mathematics, 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Electric Vehicle Association of the Americas, Regional Atlanta Civic League, Southeastern Council of Foundations, ZOO Atlanta, Emory University Board of Visitors, Buckhead Business Association, Atlanta Area Council of Boy Scouts of America, Kennestone Health Care Foundation and Center for Puppetry Arts.  

He has been recognized many times in the community for his work, including receiving the Georgia Minority Suppliers Development Council’s “President’s Award,” Atlanta Area Council of Boy Scouts of America “Silver Beaver” and “Whitney M. Young Awards,” Woodruff Arts Center’s “Exceptional Service Award,” Chauncey Davis Foundation’s “Man of The Year Award,” Atlanta Business League’s “Men of Distinction Award,” Georgia Institute of Technology’s “GTBAO Philanthropist of the Year,”  and the Dean Griffin Community Service and Total Person Alumnus Awards. Anderson was recently recognized by his alma mater by having the Georgia Tech Track & Field building named in his honor for his multiple track records established and his continued engagement with the institute.

An Atlanta native, Anderson received a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni. He also has an MBA from Emory University and is an alumnus of The Regional Leadership Institute, Leadership Georgia and Leadership Atlanta. 

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