Georgia Power names Judy Anderson senior vice president and president of the Georgia Power Foundation

The Georgia Power board of directors today elected Judy M. Anderson as senior vice president of the company and president of the Georgia Power Foundation Inc.

Anderson, 52, also was elected today as president of the Southern Company Charitable Foundation Inc.

Formerly Georgia Power`s vice president and corporate secretary, Anderson will be responsible for setting the strategic direction for Georgia Power`s and Southern Company`s charitable giving programs.

"Judy will provide leadership, visionary thinking and expertise as she works with management at both companies to continue our effective community service," said Georgia Power President and CEO David Ratcliffe. "She will also provide guidance to company officers on non-profit board memberships and participation. She enjoys outstanding credibility with her peers in this important corporate role."

Anderson was Georgia Power`s vice president and corporate secretary for the past 12 years. She was Georgia Power`s corporate secretary from 1986-1989, Southern Company`s assistant corporate secretary from 1984-1986, and Southern Company Services` assistant corporate secretary from 1983-1986. She joined Southern Company Services in 1980 as a senior contract analyst and was regulatory compliance coordinator from 1981-1983.

For the past six years, Anderson was vice president, executive director, secretary and assistant treasurer of the Georgia Power Foundation. She was vice president, executive director, secretary and treasurer from 1989-1995 and executive director, secretary and treasurer from 1988-1989.

She has been affiliated with numerous civic and professional organizations, including director of Camp Best Friends, Alliance Theatre Company, and Fernbank Inc. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Atlanta, American Bar Association, Georgia State Bar Association, and International Women`s Forum-Georgia chapter.

A native of Jay, Fla., Anderson earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Troy State University. She also holds a Juris Doctor and a master`s degree (LL.M.) from Atlanta Law School. She is a graduate of Harvard Business School`s Executive Advanced Management Program. She resides in Atlanta.

In other Georgia Power appointments announced today, Janice Wolfe, 41, assistant corporate secretary, was elected as corporate secretary, and Ron Hinson, 45, assistant comptroller, was elected as assistant corporate secretary, in addition to his current position.

All three appointments will be effective June 1.

Georgia Power is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company, one of the nation’s largest generators of electricity. The company is an investor-owned, tax-paying utility, serving customers in 57,000 of the state’s 59,000 square miles. Georgia Power’s rates are more than 15 percent below the national average and its 1.8 million customers are in all but six of Georgia’s 159 counties.