David RatcliffeDavid Ratcliffe is Chairman, President and Chief Executive officer of Southern Company, one of America’s largest producers of electricity. Ratcliffe became president of Southern Company in April 2004 and assumed the additional responsibilities of CEO and chairman in July 2004.

As CEO of Georgia Power for the previous five years, Ratcliffe was responsible for the overall operation of Southern Company’s largest subsidiary. Prior to becoming president and CEO in 1999, Ratcliffe was executive vice president, treasurer and chief financial officer of Georgia Power.