Georgia Power names Meredith Lackey general counsel

ATLANTA, Oct. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Georgia Power board of directors today elected Meredith Lackey general counsel, senior vice president and corporate secretary of Georgia Power. She will also serve as the company's chief compliance officer. In her new role, Lackey will be responsible for overseeing Georgia Power's corporate compliance, risk management, security, and legal services functions. She will provide legal counsel to Georgia Power's leadership team and serve on the company's management council.

"Meredith will be a tremendous asset to our leadership team, bringing a wealth of regulatory and compliance experience and a proven track record of helping companies successfully manage complex legal issues," said Paul Bowers, chairman, president and CEO of Georgia Power. "As we build the future of energy and focus on providing world-class value to our 2.5 million customers, her expertise will help us navigate the changing landscape facing the industry and our company."

Lackey comes to Georgia Power from Colonial Pipeline Co., where she has served as vice president and general counsel since 2012. She was responsible for ensuring the protection and enhancement of Colonial's legal rights through the leadership of the company's legal, compliance, internal audit, government affairs, and information technology teams. She also served as Colonial's chief compliance officer and corporate secretary.

Lackey joined Colonial in 2008 as a senior attorney where she managed a broad variety of legal matters, including employment, regulatory and litigation. In 2010, she was named director of compliance, overseeing Colonial's central compliance program.

Prior to joining Colonial, Lackey worked for a large international mining company based in the Atlanta area where she served as director of human resources for one of the company's major U.S. divisions. She began her career as a general commercial litigator at two leading law firms – Jones Day and Baker Botts. She holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Louisiana State University and a law degree from the University of Mississippi.

About Georgia Power 
Georgia Power is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America's premier energy company. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the company's promise to 2.5 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, 21st century coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the company is consistently recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit and connect with the company on Facebook ( and Twitter (

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