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Southern Overview

Industry

Electric Utilities

Organization Type

Public

Employees

> 10,000

Headquarters

Atlanta, GA

Website

southerncompany.com

Website

southerncompany.com



Founded in

1912

Revenue

> $1B

Key People

Thomas Fanning (Chairman, President, CEO)

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About Southern

Southern Company is an American gas and electric utility holding company based in the southern United States. It is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with executive offices also located in Birmingham, Alabama. The company is currently the second largest utility company in the U.S., in terms of customer base. Through its subsidiaries it serves 9 million gas and electric utility customers in nine states. Southern Company's regulated regional electric utilities serve a 120,000-square-mile (310,000 km) territory with 27,000 miles (43,000 km) of distribution lines.

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Southern Company is an American gas and electric utility holding company based in the southern United States. It is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with executive offices also located in Birmingham, Alabama. The company is currently the second largest utility company in the U.S., in terms of customer base. Through its subsidiaries it serves 9 million gas and electric utility customers in nine states. Southern Company's regulated regional electric utilities serve a 120,000-square-mile (310,000 km) territory with 27,000 miles (43,000 km) of distribution lines.

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What Is

Southern's Mission Statement

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To operate successfully, we balance the earnings interests of shareholders; rates and reliability interests of customers; growth and impact interests of communities; and policy interests of regulators. With financial success, we have the operating income to meet our environmental, workplace, and community responsibilities.

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Southern Employees

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Gender

Male

60.5%

Female

37.7%

Unknown

1.8%
Ethnicity

White

82.3%

Asian

8.1%

Hispanic or Latino

7.1%

Unknown

1.9%

Black or African American

0.6%
Languages Spoken

Spanish

51.9%

German

5.6%

Portuguese

3.7%

Vietnamese

3.7%

French

3.7%

Carrier

3.7%

Hindi

3.7%

Russian

1.9%

Hawaiian

1.9%

Chinese

1.9%

Turkish

1.9%

Japanese

1.9%

Gujarati

1.9%

Mandarin

1.9%

Polish

1.9%

Thai

1.9%

Italian

1.9%

Korean

1.9%

Ukrainian

1.9%

Croatian

1.9%

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Southern Careers

Average Length of Employment
FirstEnergy 5.7 years
Georgia Power 4.8 years
Entergy 4.5 years
Exelon 4.3 years
Duke Energy 4.2 years
DTE Energy 3.0 years

Southern

3.0 years
Top Employers Before Southern
U.S. Navy 12.5%
Fluor 6.2%
Walmart 5.4%
McDonald's 4.7%
Bechtel 4.3%
IBM 4.3%
Best Buy 3.1%
Verizon 2.7%
Sam's Club 2.7%
Gulf Power 2.7%
FNBD 2.7%
Top Employers After Southern
SunTrust 8.8%
AT&T 6.3%
Fluor 5.4%
Macy's 5.4%
Walmart 5.4%
Bechtel 4.9%
Xerox 4.9%
IBM 4.9%
Entergy 4.4%
Deloitte 3.9%
Gulf Power 3.4%

Southern Employees Education

Schools

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

13.9%

University of Alabama

12.1%

University of Alabama at Birmingham

9.4%

Auburn University

7.6%

University of Phoenix

5.7%

Georgia State University

5.4%

Georgia Southern University

4.8%

Georgia Institute of Technology -

4.5%

Southern University and A & M College

4.5%

University of Southern Mississippi

4.2%

Troy University

3.6%

Kennesaw State University

3.0%

University of Georgia

3.0%

Mississippi State University

3.0%

Valdosta State University

2.7%

Strayer University

2.7%

Southern Connecticut State University

2.4%

Texas A&M University

2.4%

University of South Alabama

2.4%

Clemson University

2.4%
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Majors

Business

26.3%

Electrical Engineering

8.3%

Accounting

7.1%

Computer Science

6.3%

Mechanical Engineering

5.5%

Finance

4.6%

Criminal Justice

4.4%

Communication

3.8%

Journalism

3.7%

Psychology

3.7%

Management

3.4%

Nursing

3.1%

General Studies

2.8%

Project Management

2.8%

Political Science

2.5%

Computer Information Systems

2.5%

Computer Networking

2.5%

English

2.4%

Information Technology

2.2%

Engineering

2.2%
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Degrees

Bachelors

41.2%

Other

23.4%

Masters

18.6%

Associate

8.0%

Certificate

4.2%

Doctorate

2.7%

Diploma

1.3%

License

0.5%
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Southern Employee Political Affiliation

Republican Party

74.9%

Democratic Party

24.6%

Libertarian Party

0.6%

Employee Political Donations

Name Job Title Party Donation
Thomas FanningExecutive $51,200Republican Party
William Van DevenderOwner $21,400Republican Party
Chris WomackUtilities Manager $17,400Democratic Party
David RatcliffeChief Executive Officer $12,500Republican Party
Thomas JohnsonResearch And Development Manager $10,502Democratic Party
Julian Smith JrCorporate Vice President $10,200Republican Party
Edward DiefenthalChief Executive Officer $9,900Republican Party
Bryan AndersonSenior Vice President $9,500Republican Party
Christopher WomackExecutive $9,200Republican Party
Stoney BurkeExternal Affairs $7,500Republican Party
Art BeattieCorporate Officer $7,500Republican Party
James KerrExecutive Vice President $6,400Republican Party
Jeanne WolakSenior Director $6,000Democratic Party
Joseph MillerGovernment Relations $6,000Republican Party
Christopher MillerAttorney $5,250Democratic Party
William McKenzieChief Nursing Officer $5,000Republican Party
Susan StoryPresident/Chief Executive Officer $5,000Republican Party
Donna SmithHuman Resources Coordinator $4,500Democratic Party
Larry MonroeExecutive $4,000Republican Party
Edison HollandExecutive Vice President $4,000Republican Party
William HinsonSenior Vice President $3,900Republican Party
John PembertonSenior Vice President $3,500Republican Party
Donna MarkySystems Operator $3,369Democratic Party
Kenneth WillsManager $3,000Democratic Party
Mark LantripChief Executive Officer $3,000Republican Party
Julia SegarsChief Information Officer $3,000Republican Party
Chris HobsonSenior Executive $2,750Republican Party
Graham BinghamEngineer $2,700Democratic Party
John HudsonSenior Vice President $2,700Democratic Party
Ken AdamsOwner $2,600Republican Party
Warren JobeSenior Vice President $2,600Democratic Party
ORA AdamsOwner $2,600Republican Party
Laura SevenerAttorney $2,600Democratic Party
William BallSenior Vice President $2,500Republican Party
Stephen WakefieldExecutive $2,500Republican Party
Stuart PierceAccountant $2,500Republican Party
James BroussardPhysician $2,500Republican Party
Robert MarkhamRisk Manager $2,450Republican Party
Dwight EvansPresident $2,250Republican Party
Anthony TopaziRetired $2,250Republican Party
Chris CummiskeyGovernment Affairs Researcher $2,200Republican Party
Tom BishopAttorney $2,000Republican Party
Leonard KleinpeterOwner $2,000Republican Party
Khristi DriverAttorney $2,000Republican Party
James SouthernContraction $2,000Democratic Party
William BowersExecutive Vice President $2,000Republican Party
Michael SandersManager $1,523Republican Party
Oscar HarperPresident $1,500Republican Party
Penny ManuelExecutive Vice President $1,500Republican Party
Mark CrewsDirector Of Public Affairs $1,500Republican Party
Michael RosenthalAttorney $1,500Democratic Party
Stephen KuczynskiExecutive $1,500Democratic Party
Kenneth TurnageEngineer $1,400Republican Party
ANN DaissComptroller $1,250Republican Party
AL HesterProject Manager $1,110Republican Party
Derwood TootlePower Plant Operator $1,000Republican Party
Tami BarronExecutive $1,000Republican Party
Murry WeaverBusiness Developer $1,000Republican Party
Hugh BatsonManagement Utility $1,000Republican Party
James MillerAttorney $1,000Republican Party
KIM GreeneExecutive Vice President $1,000Republican Party
Bryan BatsonMGT $1,000Republican Party
Mark CaudillAttorney $1,000Republican Party
Carl ShanklinPresident $1,000Republican Party
Harold LawrenceDirector $1,000Democratic Party
Howard KatzInterior Designer $1,000Democratic Party
Danny BostNuclear Security Officer $1,000Republican Party
Leigh PerryGeneral Counsel $1,000Republican Party
A DahlbergExecutive $1,000Republican Party
Larry TribbleBusiness Owner $1,000Republican Party
Laura PembertonGovernment Affairs Researcher $1,000Republican Party
C MartinExecutive $1,000Republican Party
Paul BowersVice President $1,000Republican Party
G Holland JrGeneral Counsel $1,000Republican Party
Ronnie LabratoVice President $1,000Republican Party
Andrew DearmanExecutive $1,000Democratic Party
Alan MartinManager $1,000Republican Party
Patrick ScarboroughEngineer $900Democratic Party
Jack LangleyRetired $822Democratic Party
Joseph EllenbergGovernmental Affairs $750Republican Party
Gary LacyEngineering $750Republican Party
Bart WoodInformation Technology Technician $750Libertarian Party
Mark Crews SrDirector $750Democratic Party
Cynthia HardeeExecutive $750Republican Party
James ChipmanEngineer $550Republican Party
Daniel MurrayRegulatory Affairs Manager $500Republican Party
Eric ScottOwner $500Republican Party
Lee HolmesRetired $500Republican Party
Patricia WarrenEngineer $500Democratic Party
KIM BennettOwner $500Republican Party
Cory GaiserPhysician $500Republican Party
Jeffrey FranklinExecutive $500Republican Party
Scott TeelExecutive $500Republican Party
James GarvieVice President $500Republican Party
Robert MorrisVice President $500Republican Party
Thomas WilsonCiso $500Republican Party
John ByersManufacturer $500Republican Party
TED McGrewDirector, National Accounts $500Republican Party
Leigh DavisAttorney $500Democratic Party
Jeff FranklinSupply Chain Vice President $500Democratic Party
David BennettElectrical Engineer $500Republican Party
Herbie JohnsonGeneral Manager $500Democratic Party
John MerrittCivil Engineer $500Republican Party
Tom JohnsonManager $500Democratic Party
Franklin ORRFederal Relations $500Republican Party
Karl MoorVice President $500Democratic Party
Douglas JonesChief Science Officer $500Republican Party
Mitch BruhnExecutive $500Democratic Party
Mark CrosswhiteChief Executive Officer $500Republican Party
Edison Holland JrExecutive Vice President $500Democratic Party
Jerry StewartExecutive Vice President $500Republican Party
ROY SweatmanOwner $500Republican Party
Miller, III, JamesAttorney $500Republican Party
Bryan FletcherVice President $500Republican Party
Charles OakesAssisted Living Manager $500Republican Party
Thomad JohnsonRenewable Energy Project Manager $460Democratic Party
John HallenSales Manager $450Republican Party
Doris WatkinsResearch Analyst $390Democratic Party
Jeremiah GilbreathEngineer $349Republican Party
Frank CasperConsultant $325Democratic Party
Scott ORRLobbyist $322Republican Party
JO Luke MayInstructional Designer $305Republican Party
Tanisha MarshallProject Manager $300Democratic Party
JIM LukensProgram Manager $300Democratic Party
Kevin DipetrilloInsurance Agent $250Democratic Party
Jeff GasserExecutive $250Republican Party
Guy DaughtreyEnergy Consultant $250Republican Party
Margaret NewtonOffice Manager $250Republican Party
Lauren ClaffeyCommunications Manager $250Republican Party
Steve VaydaQuality Assurance Inspector $250Republican Party
John SmithManager $250Republican Party
Jimmy KeyEngineer $250Republican Party
Charles BruceSystems Administrator $250Republican Party
Gary SammonsAccountant $250Republican Party
Matthew SawhillGovernment Affairs Researcher $250Republican Party
Arjun ChatterjeeEngineer $250Democratic Party
Russell WordenExecutive $250Democratic Party
Kenneth KellyBusiness Development Manager $250Democratic Party
Paul ConnerEngineer $220Democratic Party
Will ChesterInformation Technology Analyst $133Democratic Party
Judy FishEngineer $100Democratic Party
Tara ShepherdManager $81Democratic Party
Keith HarrisonManager $50Democratic Party
Victor VaughanMarketing $40Democratic Party
John LangleyRetired $38Democratic Party
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Southern Salaries

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SurgeonMcAllen, TX $610,000
Interventional Pain PhysicianMcAllen, TX $610,000
PhysicianMedford, OR $357,000
CardiologistMedford, OR $312,340
CardiologistBrookings, OR $312,340
PhysicianMedford, OR $300,000
SurgeonMedford, OR $250,000
General InternistMedford, OR $250,000
PhysicianMedford, OR $250,000
CardiologistMedford, OR $244,483
General InternistMedford, OR $242,000
PhysicianMedford, OR $232,669
PhysicianMedford, OR $232,669
HospitalistMedford, OR $210,000
PhysicianMedford, OR $210,000
HospitalistMedford, OR $210,000
HospitalistMedford, OR $210,000
HospitalistMedford, OR $210,000
PhysicianMedford, OR $200,000
InternistDothan, AL $200,000
General InternistDothan, AL $200,000
PhysicianMedford, OR $200,000
CardiologistMedford, OR $191,816
HospitalistMedford, OR $190,000
SurgeonBrownsville, TX $190,000
PhysicianMedford, OR $187,199
PhysicianMedford, OR $187,199
InternistMedford, OR $180,000
Marketing ManagerHouston, TX $172,203
Chief Finance OfficerNew York, NY $170,000
PhysicianMedford, OR $166,400
PhysicianMedford, OR $166,400
PhysicianMedford, OR $166,400
PhysicianMedford, OR $157,102
PhysicianAndalusia, AL $141,477
PhysicianAndalusia, AL $141,477
Vice President, Business DevelopmentHouston, TX $140,000
PediatricianAlexandria, LA $137,592
PhysicianMedford, OR $122,158
Chemical EngineerPhoenix, AZ $115,000
Business Development DirectorHouston, TX $105,000
Engineering DirectorMarietta, GA $103,992
PhysicianMedford, OR $103,501
PhysicianMedford, OR $102,149
PhysicianMedford, OR $102,149
PhysicianMedford, OR $102,149
Marketing ManagerHallandale Beach, FL $101,219
Engineering ManagerMarietta, GA $98,176
Senior Project EngineerBaton Rouge, LA $96,550
Rehabilitation Center ManagerMcDonough, GA $95,000
Information Technology ManagerMarietta, GA $92,851
Marketing ManagerHallandale Beach, FL $88,697
Nuclear EngineerBirmingham, AL $87,590
Lead EngineerBirmingham, AL $87,589
Material EngineerHouston, TX $84,544
Director Of PurchasingNew Orleans, LA $84,000
Purchasing ManagerNew Orleans, LA $84,000
Business Development ManagerLong Beach, CA $84,000
Market Research AnalystMedley, FL $83,500
Risk Management SpecialistNew York, NY $83,480
Finance SpecialistNew York, NY $81,393
Director Of PurchasingNew Orleans, LA $79,500
EngineerOR $79,331
Business Development DirectorFarmers Branch, TX $78,000
Marketing ManagerFarmers Branch, TX $78,000
Public Relations DirectorHallandale Beach, FL $77,397
LogisticianNew York, NY $76,071
Mechanical EngineerPensacola, FL $76,000
Production SpecialistHouston, TX $75,629
Material EngineerHouston, TX $75,629
Mechanical EngineerPensacola, FL $75,000
Equipment EngineerHouston, TX $74,318
Equipment EngineerHouston, TX $74,318
Production SpecialistHouston, TX $73,008
Seismic EngineerBirmingham, AL $73,000
Structural Analysis EngineerBirmingham, AL $73,000
Operations DirectorFairfax, VA $72,488
Operations DirectorFairfax, VA $72,488
Quality Assurance AnalystNew York, NY $71,542
Human Resources ManagerMcDonough, GA $71,490
Business Development ManagerLong Beach, CA $70,000
EngineerBirmingham, AL $70,000
Human Resources ManagerMcDonough, GA $70,000
Human Resources ManagerMcDonough, GA $70,000
Business Development ManagerLong Beach, CA $70,000
Logistics ManagerPeachtree City, GA $69,930
Logistics ManagerPeachtree City, GA $69,930
Logistics ManagerPeachtree City, GA $69,930
Production EngineerHouston, TX $69,659
Information Technology AnalystPeachtree City, GA $68,931
Risk Management SpecialistNew York, NY $68,871
Production EngineerHouston, TX $68,578
Project EngineerBaton Rouge, LA $68,260
Geotechnical EngineerBaton Rouge, LA $68,000
Finance SpecialistNew York, NY $67,827
Mechanical EngineerHouston, TX $67,746
EngineerBirmingham, AL $66,984
Industrial EngineerHouston, TX $66,934
Finance SpecialistNew York, NY $66,784
Mechanical EngineerHouston, TX $65,874
Site ManagerMontgomery, AL $65,000
Operations ManagerJackson, MS $63,648
Mechanical EngineerHouston, TX $63,606
Mechanical EngineerHouston, TX $63,606
Mechanical EngineerHouston, TX $63,606
Equipment EngineerHouston, TX $63,482
Human Resource SpecialistNew York, NY $63,336
Construction ManagerAtlanta, GA $63,250
Project ManagerAtlanta, GA $63,250
Risk Management SpecialistNew York, NY $62,610
Logistics ManagerLaredo, TX $62,400
Management AnalystNew York, NY $62,213
Technical SpecialistBirmingham, AL $62,000
Brand ManagerMiami, FL $62,000
Technical SpecialistBirmingham, AL $62,000
Equipment EngineerHouston, TX $61,547
Business Development DirectorFarmers Branch, TX $60,000
Product DesignerNew York, NY $60,000
Brand ManagerMiami, FL $60,000
Brand ManagerMiami, FL $60,000

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Southern Stock Performance

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We calculated the performance score of companies by measuring multiple factors, including revenue, longevity, and stock market performance.

Revenue

> $1B

Net Income

US$ 2.53 billion (2016) [2]

Market Cap

$52,170,000,000

Total Equity

US$ 26.61 billion (2016) [2]

Total Assets

US$ 109.70 billion (2016) [2]

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