The Southern Company (SO)

About The Southern Company (SO)

Company Description:


The Southern Company, known as SO, is a leading energy company primarily engaged in electric power production and distribution. It operates primarily through electric utilities in the southeastern United States and energy businesses nationwide.

The company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Southern Company has evolved over the years, maintaining a strong commitment to providing clean, safe, reliable, and affordable energy.


Main Product(s):


Southern Company primarily deals with the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. It also operates nuclear, coal, gas, and hydroelectric generating stations.


Short History of The Southern Company:


  • 1945 – The Southern Company was established.
  • 1981 – The company was among the first in the U.S. to advocate for research into reducing emissions from coal-fired power plants.
  • 2001 – Southern Company expanded into the competitive energy market with Southern Power.
  • 2019 – It announced a long-term greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.

Key Executives:

NameTitlePayExercisedYear Born
Mr. Thomas A. FanningExecutive Chairman5.86MN/A1957
Mr. Christopher C. WomackCEO, President & Director2.25MN/A1958
Mr. Daniel S. TuckerExecutive VP & CFO1.69MN/A1970
Mr. Stephen E. KuczynskiChairman & CEO of Southern Nuclear2.3M3.69M1962
Mr. Stanley W. Connally Jr.Executive Vice President of OperationsN/AN/A1969
Mr. David P. PorochComptroller & Chief Accounting OfficerN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Martin Bernard DavisChief Information Officer & Executive VPN/AN/A1964
Mr. Scott GammillVP of Investor Relations & TreasurerN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Sterling A. Spainhour Jr.EVP, Chief Legal Officer & Chief Compliance OfficerN/AN/A1969
Ms. Sloane N. DrakeExecutive VP & Chief Human Resources OfficerN/AN/AN/A

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