Georgia Power’s Kim Greene Joins the Rowen Board
Greene Brings a New Perspective on Energy, Emerging Technologies and STEM Education to the Board
Sept. 18, 2023 – Today, the Rowen Foundation announced the addition of Georgia Power Chairman, President and CEO Kim Greene to its board of directors. As leader of the largest electric subsidiary of Southern Company, Greene brings a strong passion for emerging technologies, innovation and STEM-related education to the table. Georgia Power is a longstanding partner with the State of Georgia and a cornerstone of the state’s economic development ecosystem, while serving 2.7 million customers in all but four of Georgia’s 159 counties.
“Kim is a highly respected and distinguished leader in Georgia and beyond,” said Rowen Foundation Board Chair Sachin Shailendra. “Her private-sector leadership experience and understanding of infrastructure, public-private partnerships and economic development offer vital perspectives as Rowen cultivates a community that will shape the future of Georgia.”
In addition to her leadership role with Georgia Power, Greene serves as a director for Valero Energy Corporation and the Metro Atlanta Chamber. She also serves on the board of trustees for the Morehouse School of Medicine and Georgia Research Alliance and is a member of Atlanta Rotary.
“The work Rowen is doing across innovation, science, technology, education and economic development is already creating new opportunities for students, organizations and businesses to thrive and collaborate,” said Greene. “At Georgia Power, we’re committed to cultivating partnerships that have an impact, not just today but for future generations. Rowen’s vision is bringing together Georgia businesses, community partners, entrepreneurs, researchers and innovators to build this incredible knowledge community. I’m excited to be a part of that.”
Greene was recently named one of Atlanta’s Most Admired CEOs by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. In 2022, she was awarded EEI’s inaugural Thomas F. Farrell, II Safety Leadership and Innovation Award by her industry peers for her concentrated efforts in improving safety across the utility industry. Greene was also named to the State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame, received the University of Tennessee’s Distinguished Alumna Award and the University of Tennessee’s Nathan W. Dougherty Award – the most prestigious honor presented by the College of Engineering.
Greene joins Rowen Chair and SG Contracting President Shailendra, Emory University Senior Vice President for Research Dr. Deborah Watkins Bruner, Spelman College President Dr. Helene Gayle, Gwinnett Resident Sam Hinton, University of Georgia Provost Dr. S. Jack Hu, Georgia Gwinnett College President Dr. Jann L. Joseph, Georgia Institute of Technology Vice President of Institute Relations Bert Reeves, Former Congressional Advisor Arthur Tripp and Rowen Foundation CEO and President Mason Ailstock on the board of the 2,000–acre knowledge community.