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Thomas A. Fanning

Thomas A. Fanning, chairman, president and CEO of Southern Company
Source: The Southern Company
Thomas A. Fanning, chairman, president and CEO of Southern Company


Tom Fanning has been chairman, president, and CEO of Southern Company since 2010. Under his leadership, our 32,000-strong team continues to build the future of energy and improve peoples' lives. We focus on finding the best ways to bring clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy to all our neighborhoods across the country. With more than 35 years of experience at Southern Company, Tom also serves as chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and holds senior positions in

With more than 35 years of experience at Southern Company, Tom also serves as chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and holds senior positions in a number of business and public policy organizations. Tom is an internationally respected voice on topics that range from energy innovation and economic growth to cybersecurity.

His passion for building better communities guides his vision, and Tom has led the industry in developing the full portfolio of our energy resources. From leading the nation's nuclear initiative with two state-of-the-art units in Georgia to building an innovative coal gasification facility in Mississippi, and adding more than 4,000 megawatts of renewable energy since 2012, the Southern Company system is the only U.S. energy provider investing in nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency.