Respected Engineer and Leader
Inducted in 2014
In 2013, Kimberly Greene returned to Southern Company as president and CEO of Southern Company Services, where she oversees the company’s information technology, human resources, supply chain management and marketing services, as well as SouthernLINC Wireless, Southern Company’s wireless telecommunications provider, and Southern Telecom, the company’s wholesale fiber optic network provider. With more than 20 years of experience in the utility industry, Greene is a respected engineer and leader with a long track record of success.
A native of Tennessee, Greene earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering science and mechanics from The University of Tennessee. 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 began her career at Southern Company in 1991 and held positions of increasing responsibility in the areas of engineering, operations and finance. She spent eight years at Southern Company subsidiary Southern Energy Inc., now GenOn, and worked in the areas of finance, structuring, trading and asset management.
In 2007, Greene joined Tennessee Valley Authority as chief financial officer and chief risk officer. Her responsibilities included overseeing the budgeting, planning and reporting of nearly $12 billion in revenue and expenses, designing and implementing new wholesale rate designs for 155 distribution cooperatives and municipal electric systems and developing enterprise risk management processes. She also served as group president of strategy and external relations, responsible for directing long-term goals and business strategies and meeting the company’s commitments to external stakeholders.
Immediately prior to rejoining Southern Company, she was chief generation officer, responsible for more than 30,000 megawatts of coal, natural gas, hydro and renewable power generation at TVA.
She serves on the boards of the Alliance to Save Energy and the Georgia Aquarium, and she is chairman of the board for the Electric Power Research Institute. Greene serves on the National Renewable Energy Laboratory Executive Advisory Council and on the advisory boards for the College of Engineering at The University of Tennessee and the Master of Safety Engineering program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Additionally, she is a member of the Tennessee Chapter of the International Women’s Forum and Executive Women in Energy.
At the 40th anniversary of The University of Alabama at Birmingham College of Engineering, Greene was named as a Top 40 engineering graduate. She was also named as a Top 40 Under 40 by Treasury and Risk Magazine and Top 25 Power Women to Watch by Atlanta Woman Magazine.
Greene and her husband, Ted, are the proud parents of two daughters.