Kimberly S. Greene

Vice President & COO
Southern Company

Kimberly S. Greene

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Southern Company

As chief operating officer, Kim Greene is responsible for oversee­ing the Southern Company system’s operations, which includes genera­tion, transmission, engineering and construction services, system plan­ning, and research and environmental affairs, as well as Southern Power and Southern Wholesale Energy.

Greene began her career at Southern Company in 1991, progressing through various areas of engineering, operations and finance. She spent eight years at Southern Company subsidiary Southern Energy Inc., now NRG, working in the areas of finance, struc­turing, trading and asset management.

In 2007, Greene joined the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) as chief financial officer and chief risk officer. Her responsibilities included overseeing budgeting, plan­ning and reporting of nearly $12 billion in revenue and expenses, designing and implementing new wholesale rate designs, and developing enterprise risk manage­ment processes. While at TVA, she also served as group president of strategy and external relations and as chief generation officer, responsible for more than 30,000 megawatts of coal, natural gas, hydro and renewable power generation.

In 2013, Greene returned to Southern Company as presi­dent and CEO of Southern Company Services. In that role, she was responsible for overseeing the company’s information technology, human resources, supply chain management, marketing and program management, as well as SouthernLINC Wireless, Southern Company’s wireless tele­communications provider, and Southern Telecom, the compa­ny’s wholesale fiber optic network provider. Greene was named execu­tive vice president and chief oper­ating officer in March 2014.

A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Greene earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering science and mechanics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She earned a master’s degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a master’s degree in business administration from Samford University. In 2011, Greene completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Greene is a member of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) board of directors and recently served as EPRI board chair. In addition, she serves as a member of the Valero Energy Corporation board of directors.

Greene serves on the executive committee of the University of Tennessee College of Engineering board of advisors and as a member of the advisory board for the University of Alabama at Birmingham master of advanced safety engineering and management pro­gram. She is a member of the Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame, Dean’s Advisory Board for UAB School of Engineering and a recipient of the University of Tennessee’s Distinguished Alumna Award.