ATLANTA - Georgia Power President and CEO Paul Bowers
today announced thatLeonard Owens has been elected vice
president of human resources (HR) by the Georgia Power
board of directors. Owens, currently director of HR,
will add labor relations to his existing HR
responsibilities which include health and wellness,
talent management and HR delivery organizations.
Owens will report to Stacy Kilcoyne, Southern Company
vice president of human resources. He will remain a
member of the Georgia Power Management Council.
"Leonard's proven ability to develop,
drive and align people to achieve business results has
made him a valuable member of the Georgia Power
leadership team," said Georgia Power
President and CEO Paul Bowers.
"His expanded role will support our continued
efforts to ensure our people priorities support and align
with business strategies," Kilcoyne said.
Previously, Owens served in a variety of roles in the
customer service and operations organization, including
Madison area manager, active collection manager and
customer service manager. Earlier in his career, he held
HR positions focused on retirement planning, health care
services and pensions.
Owens joined Georgia Power in 1979, spending eight years
as a construction analyst and then HR supervisor involved
with the construction of Plant Vogtle units 1 and 2.
Earning his undergraduate degree in business
administration and management from Fayetteville State
University, Owens also received the Program for
Management Development diploma from the Harvard Business
School. He is also a member of the Society for Human
Owens is active in his local community, serving as a
community coach and mentor at elementary and middle
schools in DeKalb and Newton counties. He also has served
as a Youth Sports Coach in both DeKalb and Rockdale
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 with rates well below the national
average. Georgia Power serves 2.4 million customers
in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties.
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