Anthony L. Wilson became Mississippi Power's Chairman on Aug. 4, 2016, adding to his roles of President and CEO of the company.
Wilson has served as President since Oct. 19, 2015, following a vote of the board of directors. The leadership transition plan continued when he became Chief Executive Officer on Jan. 1, 2016.
A native of D'Iberville, Miss., he started his career with the company in 1984 in Biloxi as an engineering cooperative education student and worked his way through a variety of leadership roles with increasing levels of responsibilities before moving to Georgia Power in 2002.
While in Georgia, Wilson served in a variety of officer roles, including distribution vice president, transmission vice president, and customer service and operation executive vice president.
Wilson has volunteered his time in numerous civic, community and charitable roles, including significant work with the American Cancer Society.
He is a member of the board of directors for the Mississippi Economic Council, Mississippi Energy Institute and Mississippi State University Foundation. Wilson also serves as Vice Chair of the Gulf Coast Business Council.
He earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Mississippi State University and a MBA from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is also a graduate of the Oxford University Advanced Management Program.
Wilson is married to Tonya Stanovich-Wilson of Biloxi, and they have three daughters -- Natalie, Katie and Meghan.