Anthony Wilson, currently vice president of transmission at Georgia Power, has been elected as the company’s executive vice president, customer service and operations (CSO), effective January 1, 2012.

Wilson will replace Mickey Brown who retires at the end of the year.

In this role, Wilson will lead Georgia Power's customer service function and oversee the construction, design and maintenance of the company's electric system, as well as direct region operations, energy planning and sales, and corporate services.

“Anthony's experience across multiple functions and companies, combined with a proven track record of delivering results, makes him uniquely qualified for this crucial position,” said Paul Bowers, Georgia Power president and CEO.

Since joining Southern Company in 1984 at Mississippi Power, Wilson has held numerous leadership positions in many areas of the company. At Mississippi Power, he served as manager of the Meridian division and the Columbia area, assistant to the president, assistant plant manager and region power delivery manager. In 2002, he joined Georgia Power as manager of marketing regulatory affairs before going on to serve as general manager of distribution and vice president of distribution.

Wilson earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Mississippi State University and an MBA from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is also a graduate of the Oxford University Advanced Management Program.

Georgia Power is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company, serving 2.4 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties.